I’ve spoken too soon before but I feel like the events of the last couple of weeks will lead to this article being an exercise in highlighting for you players I’ve spoken of often before. To remedy this a bit, I want to throw in a layer of focus on the bullpens of the full-season teams.
But first, let’s take note that the short season Opening Day was yesterday, June 6. While there are posted rosters on the MiLB site, the initial roster often remains in a bit of flux. Still, there are some names that are worth noting now as players to keep an eye on.
In the Florida Complex League: Probably the most interesting pitcher will be 2021 draftee Irv Carter (#13 on Baseball America’s latest prospect list update) who’s been called a steal in that the Jays got him in the 5th round last year with a well above slot bonus. Clearly the highest ranked pitcher on either short-season team, I’m a bit surprised he hasn’t already joined Dunedin but there might be some unreported injury holding him back.
Speaking of injury, Eric Pardinho (one time Top 10 prospect) appears on no roster currently and it’s safe to assume that if he’s healthy enough for game action he’d be here so, have to see this as bad news. Cooper B …
Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation