Player Watch; a new weekly feature.

Starting every Wednesday I'm going to be posting statistics on various prospects the Jays have in there system. Along with this, I will also be posting statistics on Big League players who are playing in rehab games in the minors to track their progress as well. I'll start of this weekly feature today by giving a brief description of all the players that I'll be tracking.

Prospects

The list of prospects that I've assembled was gathered threw various internet sources. I'll give a brief description of each.

Players
(clicking on a player will bring you to his summary)

Travis Snider
J.P Arencibia
Brian Jeroloman
Kyle Phillips
Brian Dopirak
Justin Jackson
David Cooper
Kevin Ahrens
Brad Emaus
Eric Thames
Scott Campbell

Pitchers

Ricky Romero
Brett Cecil
Brad Mills
Robert Ray
Marc Rzepczynski

Rehab Watch

Shaun Marcum
Scott Richmond
Casey Jansen

Summary

Travis Snider
Position LF, Bats/Throws L/L, Current Team: Las Vegas 51s (AAA)

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (14th overall) of the 2006 amateur entry Draft out of Jackson HS (Mill Creek, Wash.). We've seen Travis play with the Jays at the beginning of the season until he was sent down to AAA to try to bring up is batting average.

Rated the number one prospect in the system by Baseball America.

Stats to date:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (AAA) 22 17 2 0 4 10 0.224 0.344 0.408
Blue Jays 32 24 6 0 3 12 0.242 0.292 0.394

Snider is not having near as good of a year as last where he started in HiA and eventually played for the Jays at the end of the season.

J.P Arencibia
Position C, Bats/Throws R/R, Current Team: Las Vegas 51s (AAA)

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (21st overall) of the 2007 amateur entry Draft. J.P has been seen as the catcher of the future of the Jays. He's rated the number two prospect in the system by BA. His stats to date are:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (AAA) 72 70 24 1 10 44 0.244 0.295 0.439

Not too impressive, but as of lately, he's starting to heat up. If he continues on his current trend, we might get to see him in the Bigs at the end of the season.

Brian Jeroloman
Position C, Bats/Throws L/R, Current Team: New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2006 amateur entry Draft. Jeroloman has opened a lot of eyes this season; he's starting to heat up, but still has a ways to go, but he's definitely worth keeping an eye on.

To date:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (AA) 74 58 12 0 6 22 0.228 0.337 0.346


Kyle Phillips
Position 3B, Bats/Throws L/R, Current Team: Las Vegas 51s (AAA)

Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round (302nd overall) of the 2002 amateur entry Draft. Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers in April 2006. Released by the Brewers on March 24, 2007. Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as a Minor League free agent on March 30, 2007. Phillips is having a good season in AAA:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (AA) 12 7 0 0 1 1 0.175 0.233 0.250
Blue Jays (AAA) 51 63 12 0 4 14 0.337 0.400 0.465

If the Jays do deal Rolen before the deadline, we might see him get a call-up; maybe not to start, but as an extra bat/glove on the bench. His .337/.400/.465 line is not too shabby at all.

Brian Dopirak
Position 3B/1B, Bats/Throws R/R, Current Team: Las Vegas 51s (AAA)

After being released by the Cubs in Spring Training, was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays and assigned to Class A Advanced Dunedin. Since then, he's made his way to AAA. Over 2009 he's had a great year:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (AA) 87 101 29 1 19 68 0.308 0.374 0.576
Blue Jays (AAA) 5 7 3 0 0 4 0.333 0.318 0.476

He could eventually be a top 1B starter for the Jays.

Justin Jackson
Position SS, Bats/Throws R/R, Current Team: Dunedin Blue Jays (A+)

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (45th overall) of the 2007 amateur entry Draft. Being a recent first round draft pick, Justin as impressed. It will still be a few years before we see him playing in the Majors.


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (A+) 76 53 12 1 0 17 0.218 0.325 0.276


He's ranked as the Jays' number 4 prospect by BA

David Cooper
Position 1B, Bats/Throws L/L, Current Team: New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (17th overall) of the 2008 amateur entry Draft. For a young kid, David is doing relatively well in AA this season:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (AA) 81 77 19 0 4 39 0.257 0.337 0.360

He's rated as the number 5 prospect in the system by BA.

Kevin Ahrens
Position 3B, Bats/Throws S/R, Current Team: Dunedin Blue Jays (A+)

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (16th overall) of the 2007 amateur entry Draft. Kevin is struggling this season in Dunedin:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (A+) 73 56 10 1 2 25 0.211 0.286 0.279

He's ranked as the number 6 prospects by BA.

Brad Emaus
Position 2B/3B, Bats/Throws R/R, Current Team: New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round (355th overall) of the 2007 amateur entry Draft. He's posting decent numbers in AA this year:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (AA) 94 88 22 2 6 44 0.248 0.326 0.372


Last year, he won post season all-star credits in the FSL. He's ranked as the number 10 prospect in the system by BA

Eric Thames
Position OF, Bats/Throws L/R, Current Team: Dunedin Blue Jays (A+)

Eric could be a great future outfielder for the Jays, but at 22y/o he's at least a few years from being MLB ready. He is having a great year in Dunedin:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (A+) 42 48 11 2 2 30 0.308 0.391 0.442

Thames is definitely someone to keep an eye on. If, in the future, the Jays decide to cut some spending, outfielding at the Big League level could be an issue.

Scott Campbell
Position 3B/2B, Bats/Throws L/R, Current Team: Las Vegas 51s (AAA)

Selected by the Blue Jays in the 10th round (300th overall) in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Gonzaga. Campbell has made a nice progression from A+ to AAA this year:


G H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OPB SLG
Blue Jays (A+) 5 10 1 0 0 3 0.500 0.522 0.550
Blue Jays (AA) 16 13 4 1 0 3 0.241 0.379 0.352
Blue Jays (AAA) 27 22 3 1 0 6 0.229 0.327 0.281



Ricky Romero
LHP, Current Team: Toronto Blue Jays

Selected out of Cal State Fullerton by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (6th overall) of the 2005 First Year Player Draft. Not much to say about Rickey; he's been a quality arm for the Jays all season:


W L ERA GS IP HR BB SO WHIP
Blue Jays 7 4 3.25 14 91.1 12 35 77 1.32

He was ranked as the number 8 prospect in the system by BA.

Brett Cecil
LHP, Current Team: Las Vegas 51s

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (38th overall) of the 2007 amateur entry Draft. He played a couple of games with the Jays this season, but at only 23, he still needs some time in the pressure cooker.


W L ERA GS IP HR BB SO WHIP
Blue Jays (AAA) 1 5 5.69 9 49.0 2 19 32 1.47
Blue Jays 3 1 5.40 8 45.0 8 17 33 1.69

He was ranked as the number 3 prospect in the system by BA.

Brad Mills
LHP, Current Team: Las Vegas 51s

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth round (145th overall) of the 2007 amateur entry Draft. Another young pitching arm that saw a little action in the Majors this season:


W L ERA GS IP HR BB SO WHIP
Blue Jays (AAA) 2 8 4.06 14 84.1 6 35 72 1.40
Blue Jays 0 1 14.09 2 7.2 4 6 9 2.78


Mills is currently struggling; I wouldn't be surprised if he went down to AA to find his control again. He is ranked as the number 7 prospect in the Jays system.

Robert Ray
RHP, Current Team: Las Vegas 51s

Selected out of Texas A&M by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2005 amateur entry Draft. Ray saw some actions in the Majors this year, but has been struggling on and off with an injury:


W L ERA GS IP HR BB SO WHIP
Blue Jays (A+) 0 1 4.91 1 3.2 0 0 1 2.19
Blue Jays (AAA) 0 0 0.00 1 4.1 0 3 3 1.22
Blue Jays 1 2 4.44 4 24.1 4 6 13 1.20


Marc Rzepczynski
LHP, Current Team: Toronto Blue Jays

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth round (175th overall) of the 2007 amateur entry Draft. Over his three Big League starts, Marc has been impressive:


W L ERA GS IP HR BB SO WHIP
Blue Jays 1 1 2.50 3 18.0 1 11 16 1.22


I'm looking forward to seeing him develop in years to come. He was ranked as the number 9 prospect by BA.

1 comments:

Joseph July 22, 2009 at 2:51 AM  

This is sweet...I will be happy to hear about Arencibia.

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