2015 Blue Jays minor league wrap up: GCL Blue Jays

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Mar 11, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Top performer: Jake Thomas

Thomas, taken in the 27th round in 2015, split time between LF and RF. He spent the entire year in the middle of the order, batting 3rd or 4th. Jake found more success in the 4th spot hitting .320 with a .845 OPS, while walking more than he struck out (15:10). He finished the year strong with with an impressive August which produced 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a solid slash of .323/.447/.452. He led the team in hits, RBI, and walks.

Team Leaders

Home runs– Jake Thomas, Edward Olivares and Cliff Brantley each hit 3

RBI– Thomas (20)

Hits– Thomas (41)

SB– Pruitt (15)

Wins– Justin Maese (5-0)

ERA– Justin Maese (1.01 ERA)

SavesMike Estevez 9 (2nd in the league)

K’sOsman Gutierrez 41 (7.96 K/9)

IP– Osman Gutierrez (46.1)

Games started– Osman Gutierrez (9)

Appearances– Mike Estevez (18)

It was a great year filled with many surprises, both good and bad. I expected more from Edward Olivares and Juan Meza. I didn’t expect anything, but got lots, from Luis Sanchez and Jake Thomas.

Hopefully 2016 will be equally successful.

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