Dunedin Blue Jays- High-Single A
The High Single A Dunedin Blue Jays play in Florida State League. This past season was a mixed batch for the team. The second half was incredible and led the team into the playoffs. The D-Jays received plenty of reinforcements from Lansing to make the late season push this past season.
This push helped shape most of this teams roster heading into this season. Manager John Schneider will lead last years Lansing Lugnuts into battle a level higher. D.J. Davis returns to the outfield and will look to find his footing after a rough showing this past year. Also returning is Max Pentecost who made his debut with the D-Jays after destroying the Midwest Leagues pitching to the tune of a .314 batting average. Pentecost will look to get in some time behind the plate this season as well as play DH.
There is plenty of talent coming into the team this coming season as well. The D-Jays benefit from one of the organization’s most recent signings in Lourdes Gurriel. Gurriel brings a solid talent into the organization that rarely comes around. He was known as one of the better players in Cuba and his family is known for being star baseball players in the country. His first stop in the Jays’ system will be in Dunedin.
The Dunedin Blue Jays will have 7 of the systems top prospects on their opening day roster. Many of which will be on the mound. Head lining the teams rotation is Ryan Borucki. Borucki got in 20 innings this past season with the D-Jays and struggled. Prior to his debut in Dunedin though, he dominated with the Lugnuts as he threw 115.2 innings with a 2.41 ERA. He will look to tap into that success as he gets settled in this season.
The season starts this Thursday in Clearwater against the Threshers.