Blue Jays prospects get in on the MiLBY nominations

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Sep 28, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Dalton Pompey (45) reacts to hitting a ball during the second inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. The Baltimore Orioles won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Breakout Prospect

Daniel Norris

Dalton Pompey

Another nod for Norris in a season that saw him become one of the most touted prospects in all of baseball. And while that kind of attention also made him highly sought after by other teams in trade talks with the Blue Jays, it quickly became clear that he was clearly untouchable.

Likewise, Dalton Pompey used his speed, athleticism, and lead-off instincts to become the top positional prospect in the Blue Jays system. The “center fielder of the future” did everything he could to earn that nickname, including slashing .317/.392/.469 with 51 RBI and 43 stolen bases while playing gold glove caliber defense in the outfield. Like Norris, he also received a fast pass from Dunedin to Toronto, and made a huge impression on the Blue Jays by slashing .231/.302/.436 in a late 17-game audition with Toronto at just 21-years-old.

However, neither is likely to compete for an award that pretty much has Washington Nationals outfield prospect Michael Taylor’s name inscribed on it already. Taylor went .304/.390/.526 with 23 home runs, 64 RBI, and 37 stolen bases while playing the best center field in affiliated baseball.