Blue Jays Prospect Report – June 5, 2012

A ton of excitement surrounding the Jays after a great day one of the MLB amateur draft. Check below for scouting reports on the teams first three selections.

Back to the daily prospect report:


AAA (C) Travis d’Arnaud, 1-3, 1 RBI, .322, HR (13)
HiA (CF) Michael Crouse, 1-4, 1 RBI, .216
HiA (LF) Marcus Knecht, 0-2, .215, 3 BB (26); patience has been there
LoA (RF) Chris Hawkins, 1-3, .319, BB (13)


AA (SP) Chad Jenkins, 3.2 ip, 9 h, 8 er, 2 bb – 2 k, 6.13; nothing going right


2 Responses to “Blue Jays Prospect Report – June 5, 2012”

  1. 1 tdotsports1 June 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I couldn’t agree more, on almost all of your points.

    Alvarez is a complete crapshoot at this point with his weak peripherals and Drabek looks completely lost.

    Vladdy used to be my fave player but at this point he is just taking up a roster spot. He had a 0.0 WAR last year, awful.

  2. 2 chief00 June 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks for including info about the Jays’ draft picks. I’m not super busy but don’t necessarily want to hop from website to website trying to find out something meaningful (unbiased, perhaps?) about each pick.

    I enjoyed the write ups about the young guns in the rotation, too. Henderson Alvarez’s numbers show a disturbing trend. That said, his attitude’s good and he seems to be teachable, which is more than one can say about many talented 21-year-olds. It bodes well, in spite of his increasingly-poor stats/peripherals.

    Drabek’s a mystery to me. He obviously has the physical skills; perhaps his troubles are mental/emotional. He’s not blowing up as much as he did last season, but he’s walking so many. It makes me think he’s scared to throw strikes which, in turn, suggests he doesn’t trust his ‘stuff.’

    Hutchison looked overmatched earlier in the season, but seems to be more aggressive lately. Being more aggressive against good teams (the entire AL East) and experiencing success is encouraging.

    I agree with you: two more good ‘arms’ (or one great one…) would go a long way with the Jays. It might turn some of the win three/lose three trends into more 4-2/5-1 stretches. The impending ‘shut down’ is on the horizon, too. I’d hate to think that Aaron Laffey and Jesse Chavez are the only cards that AA has up his sleeve…

    I’d like to see one more really good bat, too. Vladdy scores high on the sentimental scale, but I don’t know how much he’ll really bring to the Jays. Reports say that his ailments aren’t ailing him as much, but that won’t last long on Toronto’s lousy playing surface.

    I’d like him to bring a degree of sanity to the dugout. The arguing and histrionics of some players–notably Escobar, Lawrie, and Bautista–are out of hand. Here’s to hoping that his impending addition to the line-up gives the Jays a much-needed boost from a mature veteran hitter.

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