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On Friday afternoon, it was announced that my #19 Blue Jays prospect Vinny Capra was promoted to the big clubs, while Bowden Francis was optioned back to Buffalo.
We’ve selected the contract of INF Vinny Capra, who will wear number 44 and be active tonight
RHP Bowden Francis optioned to Triple-A pic.twitter.com/1E0f4O55BQ
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 29, 2022
The 25-year-old utility outfielder was drafted in the 20th round of the 2018 draft. Capra is essentially a jack of all trades, playing every position except for first base and right field at some point or another in his minor league career.
This season, Capra has split time between three different positions. He’s played shortstop for 50 innings, third base for 63.2 innings, and left field for 33 innings. The 25-year-old has only committed two errors, one at short and one at third.
However, the 5’8 Capra excels with the bat. He’s slashing .304/.377/.478 in 77 plate appearances with the Bisons this season. While he’s only 5’8, he does pack a punch, as he has three home runs this season.
Furthermore, he’s shown a great eye at the plate, striking out just 10.4%, which is significantly down from 2021, where he had a BB% of 26.2% in Double. Capra’s walk percentage also increased, which sits at 9.1% (up from 8.9%).
He doesn’t have to be added to the 40-man roster, as he is replacing Cavan Biggio. As Kaitlyn McGrath notes below, since Biggio is on the COVID IL, it temporarily takes him off the 40-man roster.
No, I believe with Biggio on the Covid IL, it temporarily takes him off the 40-man roster, just like going on the 60-day IL. But when he comes back, they go back to just having 40
— Kaitlyn McGrath (@kaitlyncmcgrath) April 29, 2022
Either way, this is a big opportunity for the 25-year-old to show what he has, because you may not know the name Vinny Capra.
If you want to read the other 19.5 prospect articles I did, check out the thread below! Alternatively, you could go the opposite way and read from #1 up. If that’s the case, …
Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation