Sept 2, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers (32) throws during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays - Draftboard Update - 02/09

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I’m tired.  It’s Labour Day Monday and my two kids are not old enough to be starting school tomorrow so guess who gets ‘em….ya, that’s right, me.  In between sorting them out, publishing two posts, and driving back from the family cabin, I’ve also managed to get rather drunk.  So this edition of the draftboard update is going to be a bit of a link dump.

Earlier today, I looked at how promotions from Lansing to Dunedin will affect their series against the Daytona Cubs.  As it turns out, I should have also looked at demotions, as, if you check the D-Jays site, they have twenty-eight year old, eight year pro, Austin Bibens-Dirks going versus the Daytona Cubs Tuesday.

That makes sense, you have two of the Jays top five prospects lined up to pitch and you start a (I really wish I could swear on this site) definition of Organizational Filler in game one of your playoff series.  Inspiring.

At least the Canadians are getting a bit of prospect help for their playoff series with the Everett Aquasox.  Chase DeJong confirmed his involvement in a tweet last night, which I incorporateded into my story about how the Jays should also promote both Mitch Nay and Matthew Dean.  Turns out, they are on a flight:

And, Chad Hillmanm, known more colloquially as @HillmanChad actually had some nice things to say about me in our C’s playoff primer.

At the big league level, Esmil Rogers can look rather good at times, I just wish he’d save those bullets for next year.

The big movers of the day were Seattle who jumped from the 12 hole to 9, while the Mets also moved up, meaning the Blue Jays are currently lumberd with the thirteen pick.  Can Todd Redmond reverse this recent winning trend?

Rk Tm G W L W-L% ▴ GB
1 HOU 137 45 92 0.328 0
2 MIA 136 51 85 0.375 6.5
3 CHW 136 56 80 0.412 11.5
4 CHC 137 58 79 0.423 13
5 MIL 137 59 78 0.431 14
6 MIN 136 60 76 0.441 15.5
7 SDP 137 61 76 0.445 16
8 SFG 137 61 76 0.445 16
9 SEA 137 62 75 0.453 17
10 PHI 139 63 76 0.453 17
11 TOR Phil Bickford
12 NYM 136 62 74 0.456 17.5
13 TOR 138 63 75 0.457 17.5
15 COL 139 65 74 0.468 19
14 LAA 136 64 72 0.471 19.5
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