Alex Anthopoulos spent the first three years as general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays stocking up on minor league talent. His first move as GM sent Roy Halladay to the Philadelphia Phillies for three prospects and has continued to develop the team from the bottom up ever since.
His hard worked had the farm system ranked as the second best in baseball in 2012, before unloading plenty of young talent in favour of major league talent.
In order to completely retool the Major League lineup, top prospects Travis d’Arnaud, Jake Marisnick, Noah Syndergaard and Justin Nicolino were all traded away.
The Blue Jays minor league system is still decent, but a fraction of what it used to be.
Seven of their Top 10 prospects are pitchers, and they have a number of good young players with extremely high upside.
Prospects not currently playing because they play in the Gulf Coast League, which starts in June were left off this list.
Let’s see how they fared this past week.
Ranking based on toronto.bluejays.mlb.com