I’ve almost completely lost the ability to keep track of which sites have published their lists of the Top 100-ish prospects in baseball, so I must admit that it comes as kind of surprise to me to see that today over at FanGraphs, Marc Hulet has thrown his hat into the Top 100 ring– and the hats of several Jays farmhands, if that makes sense.
Landing the second-most prospects on the list, one behind the Atlanta Braves’ eight, and tied with the Oakland A’s, seven Jays make the grade for Hulet, the first being– perhaps surprisingly– Anthony Gose.
The toolsy-as-fuck centre fielder ranks 36th for Hulet, with catcher Travis d’Arnaud right in behind him at 37.
Gose comes in as the fifth-ranked outfielder, while d’Arnaud is third among catchers (behind the Reds’ Devin Mesoraco and catcher-in-name-only Jesus Montero).
Dan Norris and Drew Hutchison are also paired up, at numbers 53 and 54 respectively, with Norris number nine among lefty starters, and Hutchison 19th among right-handers.
Pitchers Justin Nicolino– tenth among left-handers– and Noah Syndergaard– 23rd among righties– are paired as well, at 63 and 64. Finishin off the list is outfielder Jake Marisnick– 12th at his position– not far behind at 66th overall.
Hmmm. At this point, I think we can all feel pretty confident that the Jays system is a little bit on the absurdly good side. Fucking yes!