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BaseBall America 2007 Toronto Blue Jays Top 3o: 1 – 10
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There were 4 impactful MLB caliber guys developed out of the top 10, good for a 40% success rate. Lind is obviously the best of the bunch despite Snider possibly being the most hyped of the group. Romero looked poised to have a great career until injuries and other issues slowed him down.
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I don’t think you’ll find one Blue Jays fan that ever thought Travis Snider would wind up having the career he’s had. Everyone had him being a power-hitting RF for years in Toronto. You can’t fault the Jays and Ricciardi for this lackluster result, it just wasn’t meant to be.
David Purcey almost cracked MLB long-term but wasn’t able to build a niche for himself despite having a pretty live arm.
The one who may yet crack MLB on this list, surprisingly, is the suddenly hot Fuenmayor. He’s still a surprisingly young 25 years old and had a great season in 2015 after revamping his approach at the plate. That led to a .358/.384/.589 line with 47 extra base hits in only 378 PA. Still in the Royals system, in AAA, he may very well get a shot to prove himself in 2016 if a spot opens up or may become trade bait. Being so young, he is just getting into his prime so anything is possible.
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