Category Archives: Blue Jays

Bulls for the ‘Pen: Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays RHP Prospect John Stilson (Photo Courtesy: MiLB.com)

Toronto Blue Jays RHP Prospect John Stilson
(Photo Courtesy: MiLB.com)

In the latest in a thirty-part series (yeesh!) that will henceforth be published twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday, We will be looking around baseball at potential bullpen vacancies and the internal candidates that each organization has in the upper levels of their systems to fill those vacancies. We’re hoping to expose some fresh faces that should see plenty of action in 2014 barring injuries or roster screwery and in doing so provide a bit of a relief summary for each organization’s upper minors. Without further ado, we’ll get moving onto the Toronto Blue Jays and John Stilson.

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They’re Filthy When They’re Strikes: RHP Aaron Sanchez

Blue Jays Top Prospect Aaron Sanchez fights his command but seems to have little trouble with opposing batters. (Photo Courtesy of Mark J. Rebilas: USA Today)

Blue Jays Top Prospect Aaron Sanchez fights his command but seems to have little trouble with opposing batters.
(Photo Courtesy of Mark J. Rebilas: USA Today)

Trackman is a proprietary system (originally developed for use for the PGA) that uses radar technology to track the movement, speed and spin rate of the balls that zip around a baseball diamond. While proprietary means that it cannot be regularly and accurately transmitted into our brains the way pitch f/x stats have entered the lexicon recently, this does nothing to diminish the amount of useful information can be taken from it’s readings by those who can afford to pay for such info. As a sort of advertising for their product, the Trackman team will  publicly release some of their non-major league readings. On the fifth of November the team released the readings they had taken up to that point in the AFL this year. After browsing through the admittedly fascinating numbers they have tracked, one of the things that jumps out at me is that Trackman seems to really like Blue Jays Top Prospect RHP Aaron Sanchez.

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