Now it’s time for all the stuff I don’t figure on making full posts out of, with the spiffy graphic by Matt English (aka @mattomic). It’s your Afternoon Snack…
Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Fly Ball checks in at Getting Blanked with his fortnightly infographic, this time dispelling the notion that players who perform well in the spring will “head north” with the club.
Shi Davidi at Sportsnet talks about the Jays catchers, and the stressing to them that they need to be stressing to pitchers to “pound down,” by giving them a target low in the zone.
Marc Hulet of FanGraphs looks at the small sample “buzz” caused by the Jays’ Yan Gomes this spring.
Steal of Home lists the Jays at 10th in their consensus organizational prospect rankings– but it should be noted that it’s based on points accumulated in their system, which makes the lists pretty top-heavy. The Jays have a lot of guys who made it onto the various top 100s, but are behind other clubs in terms of top tier talent, mostly because their high-end guys are still so new to pro ball, and don’t generally rank as well when that’s the case.
Jays Journal appears to have a series looking at the best prospect tools in the Jays system, with the most recent entry being about power.
At Minor League Ball, John Sickels brings a new All Questions Answered thread.
Non-specific links of the day: One) I really need to get Gregor Chisholm’s North of the Border into my RSS, because he’s bringing some great extra stuff that you don’t see at BlueJays.com– like in-full Q&As with Anthony Gose and Tony LaCava, whose quotes were used, in part, in his pieces. Two) It’s The Eye in the SkyDome, and… um… I guess I’m flattered.
Lastly, Griff has a new Griff Bag up at Griff Bag HQ, aka the Toronto Star. Guess I know what I’m doing this afternoon…