2016 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Depth: Catcher

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Gulf Coast League (GCL) Blue Jays

Owen Spiwak 20-yrs-old

Spiwak is a home grown talent from Mississauga, ON who was drafted in the 10th round of the ’15 draft. He caught 31 games, allowing 11PB, 26SB, 16CS%, and .988Fld%. In 82 at-bats, Owen hit .293, a home run, 9 RBI, 4BB, and 14K.

Launching pad- split time between Bluefield and Vancouver in 2016.

Robert Lucido 22-yrs-old

Only played 4 games behind the plate, allowing  1PB, 7SB, and 0CS%, and .941Fld%.Lucido hit 259 with 10BB and 8K in 27 at-bats.

Launching pad- depth guy.

Javier Hernandez 19-yrs-old

Hernandez made 39 appearances behind the plate, allowing 4 PB, 20SB, throwing out a whopping 41CS%, and .979 FPCT. Looks like the hit tool is whats holding him back, hitting .200, 4 walks, 29K and 2RBI in 85 at-bats.

Launching pad- Bluefield back-up

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  • Dominican Summer League (DSL)

    Manuel Herazo 20-yrs-old

    Playing in his 2nd season in DSL, Herazo was the DSL primary catcher starting 48 games. He allowed 15 PB, 69SB and 25CS%, .975Fld%. The Colombian catcher hit .282, 7 doubles, 15RBI, 23BB, and 32K’s in 149 at-bats.

    Launching pad- starter for the GCL Blue Jays

    Yorman Rodriguez 18-yrs-old

    Rodriguez had a very good 2015 season, mainly playing 1st base (33GP). In 17 games behind the plate, Yorman allowed 7PB, 23SB, 4CS%, and .981Fld%

    Launching pad- GCL, but not as a catcher.

    Antonio Concepcion 18-yr-old

    Concepcion appeared in 35 games, only starting 3 games. He was using as a PH or late inning replacement the rest of the time. Antonio allowed 5 PB, 8SB, 27CS% and .981Fld%.

    Launching pad- repeat DSL

    Andres Guerra 18-yrs-old

    Andres made 7 starts at catcher, allowing 3 PB, 14 SB, and 22CS%, and .967Fld%.

    Launching pad- repeat DSL

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