Blue Jays: A Look at Potential September Reinforcements

SARASOTA, FL- MARCH 09: Anthony Alford
SARASOTA, FL- MARCH 09: Anthony Alford /
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DUNEDIN, FL- MARCH 04: Roemon Fields
DUNEDIN, FL- MARCH 04: Roemon Fields /


Rowdy Tellez (1B) – Not on 40-man roster (Triple-A – .222/.289/.336, 6 HR)

Likelihood of Call Up : Low

Potential for Success : Low

Summary : Rowdy Tellez doesn’t necessarily deserve a promotion to the big leagues. His 2017 season has been a disappointment and he admitted to being caught up in the hype. However, Tellez is on a hot streak (.313 avg in last 20 games) and it doesn’t hurt to show confidence in a young, promising talent.

In addition to his struggles in Triple A, the Blue Jays still have plenty of folks who need at bats at DH/1B, as it’s unlikely that they’ll be sitting down either Justin Smoak or Kendrys Morales with much regularity. Look for Tellez to be very much like the Blue Jays in looking for a re-set in 2018.

Danny Jansen (C) – Not on 40-man roster (Triple A, Double-A, A-Adv – .339/.414/.510, 10 HR)

Likelihood of Call Up : Moderate to Low

Potential for Success : High to Moderate

Summary : Jansen’s breakout year in the minor leagues this season has many people quickly cementing him as the catcher of the future for the Toronto Blue Jays. Through three minor league levels, Jansen has easily outclassed the opposing talent and already looks ready for the MLB (1.334 OPS in Buffalo). Coupled with the fact that Jansen is extremely hot at the plate right now (.469 avg in last 10 games) and the Blue Jays’ dire need for catching help, this seems like a no-brainer. However, the front office could also elect to keep Jansen in the minor leagues in order for further development.