Forecasting the 2015 Buffalo Bisons Infield

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Feb 22, 2015; Dunedin, FL, USA; A detailed view of Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Scott Copeland (54) socks as he practices at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Corner Infield

Andy Burns- Bench option

Andy Burns is one of my favourite prospects. He started off slow last season by barely hitting over .200 in the first two months. He never hit under .255 the rest of the way. He’ll have a chance to compete for the starting 3rd base job with the Bisons and will see time with Toronto as a September call-up.

Matt Hague- Starting 3rd

Matt Hague should get off to a fast start after playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic. He hit .289/.355/.336 with 7 doubles, 22RBI, 13BB, and 28K….that’s what he brings to the Bisons. In 13GP Hague played 3rd and hit over .300, 1HR, 7 doubles, and 10 RBI. Matt has a lot of intrigue as a prospect because the 29 year-old’s gap power and high average would look great in Toronto. Some of those doubles could turn into HR’s and fill a need in Toronto.

Chris Colabello- Starting 1B/DH/RF

Colabello had a really good April with the Minnesota Twins, but couldn’t sustain that pace and it resulted in demotion. Toronto will look to Colabello to play 1st and RF and be an importan part of a veteran triple-A team, which will show the youth how to play the game and work hard.

Jake Fox- Starting 1B/DH

Jake’s power, versatility, and experience will provide the Bisons with more than other player on this team. Fox has hit 179 MiLB home run since 2003 and has played 145 games in the OF, 196 games behind the plate, but has spent the most time at 1st with 262GP.