Blue Jays: Pompey and Tellez fail to make Top 10


Baseball America released the Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 organizational prospects earlier this week and two familiar names failed to make the list.

Dalton Pompey and Rowdy Tellez who once were regarded as integral pieces of the Blue Jays future plans were omitted from the most recent rankings. Pompey missed most of 2017 after suffering a concussion at the World Baseball Classic Tourney representing Canada. The 25-year old then injured his leg in a rehab game, all told Pompey only suited up for 13 minor league games last season. Pompey is undoubtedly nearing the age where he may longer qualify as a prospect as the Canadian is on the downside to thirty.

Tellez was nearly anointed the starting the first baseman out of spring training last season before the resurgence of Justin Smoak. Tellez began the season in Triple-A Buffalo scuffling for the most part of the campaign. The 22-year old hit .222/.295/.333 with only 6 home runs in 122 games with the Bisons.

The Top 10 List featured the Jays dynamic duo of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette grabbing the two top spots. Outfielder Anthony Alford took the third spot while Nate Pearson and Lourdes Gurriel rounded out the top five.

Surprisingly 16-year old pitcher Eric Pardinho who is a native of Brazil was the 6th ranked prospect while catcher Danny Jansen, Logan Warmoth, Richard Urena and Ryan Borucki finished off the top 10.

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Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B

2. Bo Bichette, SS

3. Anthony Alford, OF

4. Nate Pearson, RHP

5. Lourdes Gurriel, SS/2B

6. Eric Pardinho, RHP

7. Danny Jansen, C

8. Logan Warmoth, SS

9. Richard Urena, SS

10. Ryan Borucki, LHP

The Jays will have to make a decision on both Pompey and Tellez as they have been surpassed on the depth chart and could be used as trade bait, however, both are coming off disappointing campaigns.

Pompey has 59 MLB games under his belt between 2014-16 including 5 postseason games where he was used primarily as a pinch-runner swiping 4 playoff bags. Tellez is still waiting to make his MLB debut does have some Grapefruit League action to his credit.

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Regardless the Jays Top 10 is chalked with promising young talent, the future is bright once again.