Blue Jays Minor League Depth – Catcher

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Feb 22, 2015; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Jack Murphy (70) and teammates throw at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Breakout Candidates

Max Pentecost1st round pick

Last years 11th overall pick got off to a good start with the Jays organization. In 25 games he batted .324 with 12 RBI and 17 runs scored. In those 25 games he caught 10 of them and only committed 1 error. Yes this is a very small sample size but it is encouraging. He is currently injured and needed to have Arthroscopic surgery in February. He should resume throwing in May and hopefully pick up where he left off. He is a very talented individual and I look forward to watching him develop.

Long Shots

Jack MurphyBest mustache in spring training?

Known for his defense and face apparel, Murphy could find his home this season in Buffalo. Depending on how things shake out with Thole that is. Murphy needs to figure things out at the plate to win a job in AAA. He has yet to have a solid offensive year in the organization and it needs to click. Last season between AA and AAA he batted .221 with 17 RBI and 22 runs scored in 53 games. I hope that the spring training invite with the big league club will have a positive influence on his bat.  Plus his continued ridiculous bashing of Australian Baseball League pitching should increase his confidence at the plate.  We already know he can play well on defense but hopefully he can start to swing it.  I had to include a picture showing off the stache below.

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