Blue Jays: 5 Prospects off to disappointing starts on the farm

Feb 25, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel (13) looks on from the dugout in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel (13) looks on from the dugout in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 29, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; A Toronto Blue Jays hat rest on the field at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 29, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; A Toronto Blue Jays hat rest on the field at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Sean Reid-Foley- New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Sean Reid-Foley has regressed thus far after a promising 2016 campaign that saw the hurler tabbed on the Baseball America Top 100 prospect list. It initially looked like New Hampshire would be a brief stop-over for Reid-Foley on his quest to the show.

Unfortunately, there has been an unexpected blip on the radar for the 21-year old in his first 8 starts of the season. Reid-Foley boasts an inflated 5.76 earned run average surrendering 16 earned runs and walking 17 hitters in 25 innings of work.

His 2017 stat line is a far cry from the promising 2.81 earned run average he put up last season between two levels. The former second rounder will need to right the ship if he plans on keeping the top pitching prospect status he currently holds.

There could be something in the New Hampshire air as Reid-Foley is not the only promising farmhand with an inflated stat line to begin the 2017 campaign as you will see throughout this article.  That may also explain why New Hampshire is sitting in the basement of the Eastern League with a 12-25 record.

Keep tabs on Reid-Foley as the season progresses because if anyone has the stuff to turn the season around in short order it is the big Fisher Cats hurler.

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