Jul 13, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos during batting practice before their game against the Cleveland Indians at the Rogers Centre. The Indians beat the Blue Jays 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays - Draftboard Update

The Blue Jays recent hot streak, yes, in Jays land we count two wins as hot, has done no favours for the draft position.  In

Aug 26, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins (17) singles in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

better news, after requesting both a double and walk from recent call-up Ryan Goins, he went out and nailed both on Wednesday.  Hey, Ryan, thanks for listening.

Both the Angels and Mets (although New York beat the Phillies who are thereabouts as well) helped the cause today, winning one of their games in hand to push them both a full game behind the Jays on our board.

The Brewers and Mariners followed suit, with the M’s actually leaping the Blue Jays into ninth and Milwaukee moved to within half a game.

Toronto opens up a three game set at home versus the Royals on Friday.  Kansas City have to be considered done in the wild card race but have been playing decent ball of late, winning four on the trot.  The season series stands at 2-1 for the Jays, although that series was played back in April, so not much we can read into that.

But the return of Emilio Bonifacio??!  yay.

The draft standings:

Rk Tm G W L W-L%  GB
1 HOU 133 44 89 0.331 0
2 MIA 132 49 83 0.371 5.5
3 CHC 133 56 77 0.421 12
4 CHW 132 56 76 0.424 12.5
5 MIN 132 57 75 0.432 13.5
6 MIL 133 59 74 0.444 15
7 SFG 133 59 74 0.444 15
8 TOR 134 60 74 0.448 15.5
9 SEA 133 60 73 0.451 16
10 SDP 133 60 73 0.451 16
11 TOR Phil Bickford
12 NYM 132 60 72 0.455 16.5
13 LAA 132 60 72 0.455 16.5
14 PHI 134 61 73 0.455 16.5
15 COL 135 63 72 0.467 18

Two picks in the top eleven will still work, but I’m kinda hoping for a top five pick as well as eleven.

You’ll notice I’ve changed the format somewhat, is only because I want to try and update after the night’s schedule is done (I live on the West Coast) while baseball reference is a bit lazy, only doing it next day.

 

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