As the MiLB season winds down and the MLB season is just a few weeks away from completing, the Arizona Fall League rosters have been announced and three Blue Jays prospects will be featured in this year’s event.
Rosters are here! TWENTY of @MLBPipeline top 100 prospects will be playing in the Arizona Fall League!
Full rosters can be found on https://t.co/e2EkUcLfPQ pic.twitter.com/W474h3Tppj
— MLB’s Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) August 28, 2019
Out of the three infielder prospects the Jays are sending to Arizona, Kevin Smith has the most hype surrounding him. After dominating on Class-A Lansing last year with a 190 wRC+ and a slash line of .355/.407/.639, he earned his promotion to High-A Dunedin, where he performed well but not at the astronomic level previously.
He was still able to finish the year with .799 OPS in Dunedin, which included 18 homers in his 371 plate appearances in that second half of 2018. Since then, he’s stepped up another rung on the ladder of the minor leagues to Double-A New Hampshire this year has been up and down in his performance, averaging out to a 95 wRC+ and a .674 OPS, but including 19 home runs. Definitely has that power …
Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation