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In the midst of the offseason that had Alex Anthopoulos jump ship we thought it would be the perfect time to review the impact he had on the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. Namely, we want to know how many drafted players were making it to The Show under J.P. Ricciardi’s drafts in comparison to how many have made it from the first 3 Anthopoulos led drafts.
The first season we’ll cover is 2007, which will provide us with 3 drafts that were from the Ricciardi ERA (2007, 2008, and 2009), one of transition (2010), and three that were from the Anthopoulos ERA (2011, 2012, and 2013). I really believe you’ll find a couple of trends as we move through these, including the top-heavy nature of how Ricciardi built his system in comparison to the broad depth and awesome talent that Anthopoulos was able to gather.
We’ll split these up by 10 per table in order to keep things legible and easy to follow. The categories of the table will include the level reached, MLB GP (games played), and MLB Stats. Each grouping of 10 will be assessed for impact with an overall grade. Here we go!
Next: First up is the 1B traded for Marco Estrada