Toronto Blue Jays Prospects

Toronto Blue Jays: News from the Nest – Sunday, June 20

Jul 10, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays infielder Kevin Smith (78) fields a ground ball during an intra-squad game in summer training at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 10, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays infielder Kevin Smith (78) fields a ground ball during an intra-squad game in summer training at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /
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DUNEDIN, FL- MARCH 04: Baseballs are seen before the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on March 4, 2016 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Dunedin Blue Jays – Low A

Record: 17-23

Performing Well:

Leo Jimenez – INF

After a rough start to the 2021 campaign, Leo Jimenez has had a great month in June. Since the 1st, Jimenez has gone 19 for 46 (.413) and has seen his average climb from .196 to .290 during that span. He currently leads the team in terms of batting average and on-base percentage while posting a very close walk-to-strikeout rate (17 vs. 18 on the season). He is currently ranked as the Blue Jays  #12 prospect.

Naswell Paulino – LHP

Leading the Blue Jays in games started (8), Naswell Paulino has been the club’s most effective starting pitcher. Through 36.1 innings, Paulino sports a 3.47 ERA with 21 walks, 37 strikeouts, and

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a 1.38 WHIP.

Rough Outings:

Ryan Sloniger – C

Splitting time with fellow catcher Zach Britton, Penn State alum Ryan Sloniger is having a rough go to begin the 2021 season down in Low-A. Through 22 games and 69 at-bats, the righty slugger sports a .130/.310/.261 slash line with five extra-base hits and 8 RBI on the season.

His .571 OPS is one of the lowest on the team and his 27 strikeouts have him striking out 39.1% of the time this year.

Jiorgeny Casimiri – RHP

Through eight outings this year, Jiorgeny Casimiri has had a very up-and-down rookie season in the Jays bullpen. While he has gone four appearances without giving up an earned run, his other four outings have seen him give up 13 earned runs, with three of those appearances being in excess of 3+. On the season, the Netherlands product sports an 11.32 ERA through 10.1 innings with eight walks and 13 strikeouts.

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Injuries

Catcher Zach Britton went on the 7-day injured list and was recently activated over the past two weeks.

Promoted

RHP Jefferson Herrera was promoted from the Gulf Coast Blue Jays.

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