Forecasting Fisher Cats 2015 Outfielders
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Moving on Up
This off-season we caught wind that the only outfield prospect in the Blue Jays mid/upper minors worth keeping an eye on in 2015 is being converted to the infield, which will further decrease the OF options for the Fisher Cats this year. That isn’t going to stop me from listing him as a potential option to man the Fisher Cats OF this year. The Lansing Lugnuts have a could high ceiling OF prospects (Anthony Alford and D.J. Davis) but none should be considered as candidates for NH’s OF.
Dwight Smith Jr.
Smith is being converted to 2nd base, so it’s unlikely that he’ll be moved up to New Hampshire as an outfielder. If he doesn’t make it as an infielder then he’ll get the call up to Double-A as an OF. The former 1st rounder in 2011 received high praise for his work with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League, which resulted in a Non-Roster Invitee this spring. The 22 year-old will be the D-Jays everyday 2nd baseman.
Seeing Marcus finally get a chance at Double-A would pretty amazing. Marcus is a Toronto native and is entering his 6th year in the Blue Jays system. He’s played the last three seasons with the D-Jays. It’s about time for a move up to Double-A or time for the Jays to move one. The 24 year-old is a corner outfielder. Knecht hits his fair share of doubles and triples. Knecht swings and misses too much, with a swing miss/swing looking rate of 4.06. Marcus finished the year with some decent numbers but is just a guy.