Daily Archives: July 13, 2016
Below you can find my analysis for the prospects ranked between 51-60 for the 2016 midseason top prospect list. If you want to see the full top 100 list, please visit the following link: SEE THE TOP 100 PROSPECT RANKINGS. I will be posting daily analysis of every player listed in the top 100, so please follow my blog and other social media for updates.
51. Jake Bauers (TB, 20 Years Old, 1B): Bauers has improved his game a lot in 2016. Last season, he hit .272, with 11 home runs, eight stolen bases, .342 OBP, and a .418 slugging percentage in 534 plate appearances. In only 368 plate appearances this season at Double-A, Bauers is batting .285, with 10 home runs, seven stolen bases, .373 OBP, and a .430 slugging percentage. He also has very advanced plate discipline, which should serve him well in his career. Bauers has one of the prettiest left-handed swings you will see, so it is no surprise that he is hitting so well this year.
BLUE JAYS DEADLINE FIXES TAKES A LOOK AT STARTING PITCHERS WHO COULD BE AVAILABLE AT A KNOCK DOWN PRICE THAT CAN HELP TORONTO MAKE THAT PUSH BACK TO THE POST-SEASON.
Welcome to “Blue Jays Deadline Fixes”, where we take a look at players the Blue Jays can target to fix what ails them on the diamond and improve the chances of another playoff run.
This installment looks at some starting pitchers that might be available for relatively cheap. Pitchers that cost less than a Jeff Hoffman, but a little more than a Sean Ratcliffe. They aren’t going to put up David Price numbers, but might be able to match what Johnny Cueto did for the Royals at a fraction of the price.
Given that the Blue Jays seem committed to dragging Aaron Sanchez kicking and screaming back to the bullpen while Marco Estrada has a small injury concern and Marcus Stroman has been showing too much to batters, some more starting pitching help would be appreciated. For a team that’s already proving to be very shrewd on the trade front with the Jason Grilli pickup, here are six starting pitchers who could reap similar dividends.
READ FULL POST AT JAYS FROM THE COUCH…
Now that All-Star Week festivities in San Diego are finished, we’re forced with the task of getting through the next few days without any baseball. To pass the time, we’ll do what any self-respecting fan or analyst would do – look back at the first 80-90 games played and see who had the biggest impact.
Below are my first-half MVPs for each of the 30 MLB squads, with some facts to back up why they should be admiring some brand-new, imaginary hardware on their mantle before embarking on the second half of play.