Blue Jays Minor League Depth – Third Base

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Mitch Nay takes a swing on July 18, 2013 in Bluefield, WV as a member of the Bluefield Blue Jays. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue

Minor League Reserves

Jake FoxNon Roster Invitee

Invited to spring training Fox just hopes to make the club.  He has bounced around the minors in all levels the past few years including some time in the independent league.  He has not played in the Majors since a short stint in 2011 with the O’s.  Last year at those various levels he played 140 games hitting .309 with 38 home runs, and 118 RBI’s.  Looking at those numbers is encouraging just remember to keep in mind those are combined numbers for his time in AA, AAA and the independent league.  Fox has always shown he has power potential but is he a diamond in the rough or minor league filler?

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Breakout Candidates

Mitch NayTop Prospect

After an being named a mid season All-Star last season Nay looks to continue his upward trend.  Playing for the Lansing Lugnuts he posted a .285 batting average and led the team in doubles with 34.  He is projected to start this season with the Dunedin Blue Jays in the A+ Florida state league but has earned an invite to spring training with the big club.  So far this spring he has a couple singles in 8 at bats with an RBI.  Nay will need to keep squaring up the ball well to rise.  His defense has been good enough at 3rd but gets hit for having tolerable range at the position.  His plus arm and lack of other options have kept him at 3rd thus far.  Watch for Nay’s bat to click this season and carry him through the organization.  Hopefully some of those doubles will translate into homers as he continues to learn going into his age 21 season.