With the way the Toronto Blue Jays season ended, it reminded me of a natural disaster. It was terrifying. The loss of control. The loss of feeling that something good was going to come from this train wreck of a season. But, what scared me most was the thought of not being able to following the Blue Jays prospects for the next couple months.
Albert Einstein once said,
"“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”"
Well Al, I am going to do just that and start a new series to Jays Journal. Over the next couple month I will do my best to keep you baseball hearts warm by bring up updates from the south. We have a spattering of Blue Jays prospects playing Fall and Winter ball this off-season. This should be fun. I hope you will check in daily or weekly to keep up-to-date with how some of the prospects and fringe players are doing this off-season.
So without further ado……
We will be following the Mesa Solar Sox very closely, as that is where our boys will be playing.
RHP Blake McFarland
LHP Sean Nolin
RHP Roberto Osuna
RHP Arik Sikula
Dwight Smith Jr.
The Blue Jays aren’t only one MLB team affiliated with the Solar Sox. The roster is filled out with promising prospects from Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland A’s, and Washington Nationals.
The Mesa Solar Sox played their AFL opener yesterday and lost 9-3 to Glendale Desert Dogs.
Dalton Pomepy started the game in centre field and was the Solar Sox lead off hitter. Pompey reached base in the first inning on a fielding error and was later erased on fielders choice.
Pompey walked in the second and would score two batters later on a Addison Russell single to right field. Pompey didn’t register a hit in the game and finished 0-4 and scored a run.
Sean Ochinko entered the game for Pedro Severino in the 6th inning. He had a lined out and ground out, finishing 0-2.
Solar Sox will get a chance to avenge this lost later today.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to see how RHP Roberto Osuna does against this level of competition and to see how he will be used.