Dunedin Blue Jays – The Calm Before the Storm

Dunedin, FL –   A storm is coming to Dunedin, a storm in the form of Future Games All Stars Vlad Guerrero, Jr. and Bo Bichette.  Both players are teenagers, the sons of former MLB players, and have combined to be one of the most lethal 1-2 punches in not only the Midwest League but all of Minor League Baseball.  The Toronto Blue Jays annouced on July 7, 2017 that both players would be promoted to High A Dunedin after the Futures Game on July 9.

The chances that Vlad Jr and Bichette are unowned in any dynasty league is slim to none, however, they are about to join a team that is loaded with under the radar prospects.  The Dunedin Jays have rostered 12 of the Prospects1500 top 50 Jays prospects in 2017 and 10 of the top 30 prospects according to MLB.com.  Target these guys now before the baseball world and your league mates notice just how good they have been.

I spoke with some of the notable prospects about life in the minors and the adjustments they need to make to improve.

Lourdes Gurriel, SS, Age 23 P1500 (6th) Baseball America (3rd) MLB.com (UR)

Slashing .200/.259/.320 in July but is finally healthy

Cavan Biggio, 2B, Age 22 P1500 (38th) MLB.com (UR)

Slashing .296/.361/.519 in the second half

Ryan Borucki, SP, Age 23 P1500 (19th) MLB.com (16th)

3-0, 1.62 ERA w/ 15K in 16.2 IP in the second half

Max Pentecost, C/1B, Age 24 P1500 (13th) MLB.com (12th)

Slashing .291/.355/.495 in the first half before hitting the DL on June 9, 2017.  Expected to return to the lineup on July 8.

Angel Perdomo, SP, Age 23 P1500 (14th) MLB.com (20th)

5-6, 3.70 ERA, 65 K in 75.1 IP on the season

Bradley Jones, 3B/1B, Age 22 P1500 (UR) MLB.com (24th)

Slashing .282/.348/.472 in 2017.  Struggled in Dunedin in 17 games before injuring his wrist

Other prospects to note on the Dunedin Roster are 2016 1st round pick T.J. Zeuch (currently on the DL), Danny Jansen (promoted to AA) Jordan Romano (96K’s in 85.2 IP) , Zach Jackson (2016 3rd round pick), Tom Robson, Ryan Cook, and Juan Kelly.

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Jason Woodell has written about prospects for numerous sites. He got his start with Prospects1500 and has provided reports on prospects for Baseball Prospectus, 2080 Baseball, and Pinstriped Prospects. Jason is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and former model in Jordan. He lives in Tampa, likes dogs, craft beer, and his wife…not necessarily in that order.
Follow him on Twitter @JasonAtTheGame.

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