Blue Jays: 6 Prospects Dominating on the Farm with their Bats

Mar 24, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jason Leblebijian fields a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 24, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jason Leblebijian fields a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 16, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays’ Jason Leblebijian (80) is tagged out by New York Yankees shortstop Ruben Tejada (30) in a run down in the sixth inning of a baseball game during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 16, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays’ Jason Leblebijian (80) is tagged out by New York Yankees shortstop Ruben Tejada (30) in a run down in the sixth inning of a baseball game during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /

Jason Leblebijian- Buffalo Bisons

Jason Leblebijian was taken in the 25th round, 775 overall in the 2012 amateur draft out of Bradley University. The infielder who turned 26-years old yesterday could force his way into the conversation for a call-up with the big club due to offensive prowess this season.

Leblebijian is currently batting .337 for the herd with 5 home runs and a team-leading 24 runs batted in 31 contests this season. He also boasts an impressive slash line of .337/.435/.582 with 33 hits in 115 plate appearances in his first taste at the Triple-A level.

On the defensive side, Leblebijian provides his manager with flexibility in a super utility role having already spent time at all four infield positions and left field thus far this season. This could definitely be an asset for the Blue Jays with all the injuries they have faced.

In 478 career minor league games the native of Arlington Heights, Illinois sports a .267 batting average with 36 home runs, however, Leblebijian appeared to come into his own last season with both Dunedin and New Hampshire slashing at a .294/.361/.436 clip for the season in 127 games.

You won’t find Leblebijian on any top prospect lists but the veteran minor leaguer could be an interesting name to keep an eye on as his season progresses in Buffalo.

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