According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, the Blue Jays are calling up prospects Danny Jansen and Sean Reid Foley.
An early morning tweet from Shi Davidi broke out the news that the Blue Jays prospect wave is starting to join the big league team. After Yangervis Solarte came out of yesterday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an oblique injury and will probably spend some time on the disabled list, catcher Dany Jansen will take his spot on the 25 man roster. Meanwhile, Sean Reid-Foley will start for Toronto against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.
Danny Jansen is ranked third in Toronto’s top 30 MLB Pipeline prospects and is MLB’s 73rd overall. He’s the sixth best MLB catching prospect on MLB Pipeline. The 23-year-old catcher is having a very good season down in Triple-A. He has a slash line of .275/.390/.473 with an OPS of .863 along 12 home runs and 58 runs driven in. He will likely do most of the catching while Russell Martin will see more playing time at third base with Solarte’s injury.
Danny Jansen will join the team today for the last game of the three-game series against the Rays. The former 16th round pick from 2013 is regarded for his ability to make consistent contact and good knowledge of the strike zone. Jansen was on the U.S. squad for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game this past July in which he homered.
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On the other hand, Sean Reid Foley will join the team on Monday for the first game of the series in Kansas City against the Royals. The 22-year-old right-handed pitcher is ranked 10th in Toronto’s top 30 MLB Pipeline prospects. He, like teammate Jansen, is also having a good year in the minors. He has a 12-4 record with a 2.98 ERA in 23 starts between Double-A and Triple-A.
In 15 starts with the Buffalo Bisons, he sports an ERA of 3.50 along with a record of 7-4. He has given up just five home runs in 82.1 innings pitched and they’ve hit just .221 against him. The former second-round pick has a fastball that can reach up to 97 mph although he throws consistently at around 92-95 mph according to MLP Pipeline’s scouting report.
This could very well mark the beginning of a new era in Blue Jays history with two of the best-regarded prospects in Toronto’s system who the Blue Jays consider a big part of their coming years awaiting the premium Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette.