John Sickels of Minor League Ball has revised his top 120 prospects list for Opening Day, and though he explains that “the rankings are likely to look considerably different a month from now, once we have data from 2012 to incorporate,” there has been a little movement on his Jays-heavy list.

For the boys in blue it’s not exactly mind-blowing– not Sterling Marte of the Pirates jumping 22 spots, or Dellin Betances of the Yankees jumping 17– but there are a couple items of note:

- Top prospect Travis d’Arnaud moves up one spot to 25

- The club’s cluster of pitchers, Noah Syndergaard, Justin Nicolino, Dan Norris and Drew Hutchison each move up one spot, landing at 66, 67, 69 and 72 respectively.

- Deck McGuire drops a couple notches back, to 82nd on the list. He’s tied with several players for the second-biggest slide, behind the 5-spot drop of Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos. Unless, of course, you count Arodys Vizcaino of the Braves, who dropped off entirely, due to injury.

- Unchanged for Sickels are Jake Marisnick at 48 and Anthony Gose at 51.

So… uh… ya… there’s that.


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Comments (4)

  1. heh… 69…

  2. I understand that you have to post SOMETHING this being a blog and all but in reality who cares (as you rightly stated with the So…there’s that).

    It’s not exactly a scientific metric to move up one spot or dropping 5 spots in an arbitrarily assigned list.

  3. I think its actually incredibly interesting that the guy who most have seen as the closest to being in the Majors out of all of the Jays young arms (save Alvarez and Drabek) moved backwards while the rest of “the pack” moved forwards.

    Its a slight move – but still.. McGuire is the #1 Starter in AA this year. For him to drop is a little curious.

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