Dalton Pompey to join AAA Buffalo Bisons

 

The future of the Blue Jays outfield just got a whole lot more interesting, crowded and exciting. According to his own tweet, the Toronto Blue Jays are promoting their top positional player to AAA Buffalo Bisons.

 

 

 

In his first game back after coming back from an injured quad on Tuesday, the 21 year old Mississauga native launched a home run for AA New Hampshire FisherCats. Not that he needed it, but it just helped state his case. As I said, he didn’t really need it:

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB
2013 20 -1.3 Lansing A 115 511 437 68 114 22 9 6 40 38 10 63 106 .261 .358 .394 .752 172
2014 21 -2.2 2 Teams A+-AA 101 444 388 69 121 17 9 9 46 37 7 49 74 .312 .391 .472 .863 183
2014 21 -1.6 Dunedin A+ 70 317 276 49 88 12 6 6 34 29 2 35 56 .319 .397 .471 .868 130
2014 21 -3.7 New Hampshire AA 31 127 112 20 33 5 3 3 12 8 5 14 18 .295 .378 .473 .851 53
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/20/2014.

 

Earlier this season, Jays Journal’s Kyle Franzoni conducted a great interview with Pompey. Check it out.

 

Over the last year, Pompey has made a rapid ascent through the Blue Jays system. He’ll join Anthony Gose in AAA. This creates an interesting predicament for the Blue Jays. Gose will certainly be called up when rosters expand on September 1st. Could Pompey? that might be getting ahead of ourselves. Regardless, though, with Colby Rasmus almost certainly set to walk and test free agency, the Blue Jays appear to be trying to see what they have.

 

This move is very exciting for the Blue Jays farm system, for Canadian baseball, for the Pompey family and for fans in general. Everyone will be sure to have an angle to this with the end of the 2014 season coming up. Let the analysis, speculation and opinions begin.

 

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