Blue Jays: Minor League Free Agents worth the gamble in 2018
Baseball America compiled a list of the available Minor League free agents who are all looking for work this offseason. Obviously, these players are not going to be game-changers or someone you should bank the season on however there are some interesting names nestled in the list who could be worth taking a chance on in 2018.
The Toronto Blue Jays have 26 players of their own on the available for worklist including such familiar names like Bo Schultz, Leonel Campos, Blake McFarland, Darrell Ceciliani, Jon Berti and catcher Rafael Lopez to name a few.
Many of these players have toiled in the minors, suffered injuries or did not excel at the major league level when provided the opportunity. There are some once-promising names who could definitely be worth a flyer or provide organizational depth at the Triple-A level next season with the Buffalo Bisons.
The beauty of these guys is they will all probably sign minor league deals with possible invites to spring training in an attempt to impress their new team. They aren’t going to break your 2018 budget and many will only see the majors in the event of an injury or the odd hurler snags a bullpen job out of spring training.
Regardless there are some interesting available talents the Blue Jays could latch onto from this list, here are a few that I thought could provide some upside and appeal to the brain trust this offseason and they round out their minor league rosters.