Daniel Norris, Derrick Chung promoted to Double-A by Toronto Blue Jays


According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, the Toronto Blue Jays have promoted both LHP Daniel Norris and C Derrick Chung from the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

After top prospect Aaron Sanchez was promoted from Double-A to Triple-A on Friday the advancement of Norris was one that fans have been waiting on. Norris, 21, has decimated the Florida State League with a 1.22 ERA and 76 strikeouts over 66.1 innings. His command and control have been much better this year and he’s taken huge strides in general over the past 12 months.

Chung, 26, played all of last season with Dunedin and is another player who has made a big strides over the past year. He’s a good defender and although he just converted to catcher last season should hold his own behind the plate at the major league level. The bat was always the biggest question mark with Chung but after a strong first half with Dunedin it’s clear the Blue Jays organization is willing to test him at the next level.

The jump from High-A to Double-A is not for the faint of heart and is one of the most difficult advancements in minor league baseball. Matt Boyd, who was dominating the FSL earlier this year, knows that first hand after he gave up 20 earned runs 21.2 innings during his stint this year with the Fisher Cats.