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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