You might as well give Dalton Pompey a chance

Dalton Pompey’s 20-day minor league rehab stint comes to an end today, so the Blue Jays have to decide what their plans are for the former top prospect. They can either add him to the 25-man roster or designate him for assignment given the fact he has no more options left.

Pompey’s horrendous injury luck continued this spring when he hit his head on some bats in his locker stall and suffered a concussion. It was the third known concussion of his career. An injury suffered at the World Baseball Classic derailed most of his 2017 season and another injury suffered while playing with the Buffalo Bisons limited him to just 52 minor league games last season.
It seems like ages ago that Pompey cracked the Blue Jays’ roster out of spring training as their starting centre fielder. That was in 2015 and a lot has changed since then. Since he was sent down in favour of Chris Colabello in 2015, Pompey has played just 13 games at the Major League level. He regained his confidence a few weeks after being demoted that year and ended up hitting pretty well across the minors, but those aforementioned injuries in the following seasons really gutted …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Brunt: Pompey was bullied in the Blue Jays clubhouse

Dalton Pompey has been put through the wringer over the last four years.  After sustaining three concussions since 2016, undergoing numerous false starts and suffering from bad luck in general, nobody in the Blue Jays organization has endured more misfortune than Pompey.
Ever since he broke camp as the Blue Jays starting centre fielder at the beginning of the 2015 season, he’s struggled to find his within the organization. In retrospect, it may have been too much too soon for Pompey in April of 2015, but it sounds like his teammates weren’t exactly the best support system for a struggling rookie of his ilk.
Stephen Brunt mentioned this every-so-briefly last week during Prime Time Sports (hat tip to @QuadAPlayer for catching this). The subject was broached as part of a discussion with ESPN’s Jeff Passan about whether rushing prospects to the Major Leagues too quickly can stunt their development. Pompey was posed as the prime example.
Unbeknownst to just about everybody, Brunt revealed that Pompey was the subject of ridicule by his own teammates in early 2015.
“I can tell you that he was a deer in the headlights. He was bullied in the clubhouse and because of it, left here …

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Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation