Baseball America Releases Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects 2013

Well it is that time again, prospect season!  Stay tuned as AL Eastbound will once again be releasing a comprehensive “Top 15 Blue Jays Prospects” piece after all of the top prospect sites and sources release their rankings for the Jays minor leaguers. 

Today, Baseball America released their top ten for the Jays, here is the list and some other goodies, including top tools, projected 2016 lineup, top signing bonuses and more.

1. Travis d’Arnaud, c
2. Jake Marisnick, of
3. Noah Syndergaard, rhp
4. Aaron Sanchez, rhp
5. Justin Nicolino, lhp
6. Roberto Osuna, rhp
7. Marcus Stroman, rhp
8. Adeiny Hechavarria, ss
9. D.J. Davis, of
10. John Stilson, rhp

 

BEST
TOOLS
Best Hitter for Average Travis d’Arnaud
Best Power Hitter Travis d’Arnaud
Best Strike Zone Discipline Kellen Sweeney
Fastest Baserunner D.J. Davis
Best Athlete Anthony Alford
Best Fastball Aaron Sanchez
Best Curveball Aaron Sanchez
Best Slider Marcus Stroman
Best Changeup Justin Nicolino
Best Control Justin Nicolino
Best Defensive Catcher A.J. Jimenez
Best Defensive Infielder Adeiny Hechavarria
Best Infield Arm Adeiny Hechavarria
Best Defensive OF Jake Marisnick
Best Outfield Arm Jake Marisnick

 

PROJECTED 2016
LINEUP
Catcher Travis D’Arnaud
First Base Edwin Encarnacion
Second Base Christian Lopes
Third Base Brett Lawrie
Shortstop Adieny Hechavarria
Left Field Colby Rasmus
Center Field Anthony Gose
Right Field Jake Marisnick
Designated Hitter Jose Bautista
No. 1 Starter Noah Syndergaard
No. 2 Starter Aaron Sanchez
No. 3 Starter Brandon Morrow
No. 4 Starter Justin Nicolino
No. 5 Starter Ricky Romero
Closer Marcus Stroman

 

TOP PROSPECTS
OF THE DECADE
Year Player, Pos 2012 Org
2003 Dustin McGowan, rhp Blue Jays
2004 Alex Rios, of White Sox
2005 Brandon League, rhp Dodgers
2006 Dustin McGowan, rhp Blue Jays
2007 Adam Lind, of Blue Jays
2008 Travis Snider, of Pirates
2009 Travis Snider, of Pirates
2010 Zach Stewart, rhp Red Sox
2011 Kyle Drabek, rhp Blue Jays
2012 Travis d’Arnaud, c Blue Jays

 

TOP DRAFT PICKS
OF THE DECADE
Year Player, Pos 2012 Org
2003 Aaron Hill, SS Diamondbacks
2004 David Purcey, LHP Phillies
2005 Ricky Romero, LHP Blue Jays
2006 Travis Snider, OF Pirates
2007 Kevin Ahrens, 3B Blue Jays
2008 David Cooper, 1B Blue Jays
2009 Chad Jenkins, RHP Blue Jays
2010 Deck McGuire, RHP Blue Jays
2012 D.J. Davis, OF Blue Jays

 

LARGEST BONUSES
IN CLUB HISTORY
Adieny Hechavarria, 2010 $4,000,000
Adonys Cardona, 2010 $2,800,000
Ricky Romero, 2005 $2,400,000
Felipe Lopez, 1998 $2,000,000
Deck McGuire, 2010 $2,000,000
Daniel Norris, 2011 $2,000,000
Matt Smoral, 2012 $2,000,000

 

BLUE JAYS
LINKS
Blue Jays Team Page
Blue Jays Top 10 Scouting Reports Premium
Last Year’s Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
2012 Draft: Blue Jays
2012 Draft Report Cards: Toronto Blue Jays Premium
Complete Index of Top 10 Prospects
Pre-Order the 2013 Prospect Handbook
Toronto Blue Jays

Quite a different list from last season as a few graduated and a few new faces made the BA top ten.  All in all it is still an exciting time for Blue Jays prospect watchers.  Again, stay tuned for the AL Eastbound Top 15 Prospects.  It will include all of the rankings from the various top sources!

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