Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; USA pitcher Daniel Norris throws a pitch in the second inning during the All Star Futures Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Top Prospect Daniel Norris Promoted to Triple-A

As per Shi Davidi, the Toronto Blue Jays have promoted top pitching prospect (unless some still count Aaron Sanchez as a prospect) Daniel Norris to Triple-A Buffalo. Norris, who has turned a corner this season by beginning the season in High-A ball before dominating his way to his now-promotion to Triple-A.

To give an idea as to how much Norris dominated in the early stages of the minors, he had a 1.22 ERA with 76 Strikeouts in 66.1 innings in Single-A Dunedin before being promoted to Double-A New Hampshire. Norris did not dominate as much in New Hampshire as he posted an inflated 4.54 ERA with 49 Strikeouts in 35.2 innings.

Although, Norris showed great progress in double-A and impressed scouts at the 2014 MLB Future’s game, pitching a scoreless inning; some even said he was the most impressive pitcher that game. The hype for Daniel Norris has increased a fair amount in 2014 and with the progress he has made this year, he has given Blue Jays fans a reason to be excited for both the present, and future.

With Daniel Norris skyrocketing through the Blue Jays farm system in 2014, it gives reason to believe with the progress he has made, he may be able to help this Blue Jays club come September Call-ups. Norris has the stuff to challenge major league hitters and with experience at Triple-A Buffalo, in September Alex Anthopoulos may just give him the chance to put it all together in The Bigs.

It is safe to say with the exception of Drew Hutchison, who has had major league experience before 2014, Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, and Daniel Norris are the future of this Blue Jays’ rotation. But before Stroman and Norris were drafted, there were the big 3, Aaron Sanchez, Justin Nicolino, and Noah Syndegaard. Now, with Nicolino dealt to the Marlins and Synegaard dealt to the Mets, there’s a new Big 3, and from what it looks like, they’re here to stay.

With Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez already in the Majors, in my opinion it is more than likely we see a Daniel Norris call-up when rosters expand in September.

 

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