Aug 30, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Anthony Gose (8) runs for a triple in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays - Draftboard Update - 08/09


Yikes, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated the draft board, but with the C’s down to a winner take all for the Northwest League Championship and the Jays actually deciding to go on a winning streak, I’ve been kept rather busy.

Aug 30, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie (13) throws out the baserunner on a play in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Royals 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

I have to admit, despite my desire for a high pick (higher than the guaranteed eleven they already have), it has been fun to watch the Jays over the last week or so.  Brett Lawrie is starting to look like he has the makings of a superstar third basemen.

Other than that, I have enjoyed watching Anthony Gose run.  He made a fantastic catch on Saturday, and his two triples this past week were something to behold.

So, as the chances of a top six pick fade into the darkness there is still positives than can be had.

On the board, the past few days have seen big moves by the Mets and Rockies in one direction while win streaks by the Jays, Phillies, and Padres have them going the other way:

Rk Tm G W L W-L% ▴ GB
1 HOU 143 47 96 0.329 0
2 MIA 141 53 88 0.376 7
3 CHW 142 57 85 0.401 10.5
4 CHC 142 60 82 0.423 13.5
5 MIN 141 61 80 0.433 15
6 MIL 142 62 80 0.437 15.5
7 SFG 143 64 79 0.448 17
8 NYM 141 64 77 0.454 18
9 SEA 143 65 78 0.455 18
10 SDP 142 65 77 0.458 18.5
11 TOR Phil Bickford
12 COL 144 66 78 0.458 18.5
13 PHI 143 66 77 0.462 19
14 TOR 143 67 76 0.469 20
15 LAA 142 67 75 0.472 20.5

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