Blue Jays: 10 Minor Leaguers off to impressive starts
Jonathan Davis- Outfielder
The 26-year old Jonathan Davis has toiled in the Blue Jays minor league ranks since the team selected him in the 15th round of the 2013 amateur draft. Davis has always possessed great speed but struggled to make consistent contact in years past.
However this season Davis is currently hitting .280/.368/.401 with 44 hits and 14 stolen bases in 15 chances throughout the first 38 games with New Hampshire. The centre fielder also has connected for 14 extra base hits including two round-trippers.
The overage Davis is definitely down the outfield organizational depth chart but consistent play coupled with his speed and athleticism could put him on the radar in short order.
Tim Lopes- Infielder
Tim Lopes is one of the few Buffalo Bisons who has hit consistently since the season commenced. Lopes is batting .330/.384/.437 with 34 hits including nine extra-base hits and seven stolen bases through his first 27 games with the herd.
The 23-year old was drafted in the 6th round of the 2012 draft by the Seattle Mariners, however, he is now in his second season with the Jays. This is Lopes first opportunity at the Triple-A level and the infielder has impressed with the stick. Lopes has 122 career thefts in seven minor league seasons.
Lopes can play all over the infield and could be an asset due to his versatility should the Jays need an infielder in the near future.