Friday! Which is the day after KLaw chat day. Quite a few Jays nuggets, with special attention given to yesterday’s BP report on the Lansing rotation and the unique innings limit in place for the Midwest League affiliate.
Hi, Given this year’s performance, do you still rank aaron sanchez above nicolino and syndergaard? What’s sanchez’s ceiling?
I wouldn’t change their rankings based on two weeks of performance.
Who has the higher ceiling between Dwight Smith Jr. and Jacob Anderson?
Anderson. Not even close.
Much scorn has been heaped on Baltimore for Bundy’s three inning limits. But Jays are doing the same thing with Sanchez, et al, and they’re a year older. What’s going on there? Isn’t that even crazier than Balt holding Bundy back?
Don’t love what the Jays are doing either, but none of those three kids is remotely as advanced as Bundy. Sanchez is only about four months older than Bundy, BTW.
You were a lot higher on Drew Hutchison than the other publications this winter. After a first glimpse in the majors, can you share any thoughts? To me he looked like a kid with some command but not nearly enough secondary polish to be ready for the big leagues. Are the Jays rushing him?
Command wasn’t there on Saturday, at least. Don’t think he’s ready yet, but will be soon enough.
Bundy & Norris were both top prep arms in the last draft. One is apparently almost MLB ready while the other is still in extended spring. What are the primary differences between them?
They weren’t the top two prep arms, though. Had them 20-30 spots apart on my list.
The stuff about the Lansing innings limits is very interesting. Some folks on twitter seemed really angry about the Jays decision to piggyback these young arms, worrying they’ll never build up the required arm strength. While it does seem strange, it is still only April.
Let’s wait and see how the Jays stretch these kids out and what kind of pitch counts they’re running up in August. The results for the three big guns in Low-A are outstanding (with Syndergaard pitching well last night) so let’s not worry until things don’t progress or these young arms stop inducing boners.