With the Toronto Blue Jays fading from contention in the American League playoff race—the club is 5.5 games out of a wild-card spot and must pass four other teams to get there—fans may begin turning their attention to the club's top prospects.
As September nears, so, too, does the conclusion of the minor league baseball season.
Major league rosters are also set to expand from 25 players to 40. That means prospects have a limited time frame to impress their parent clubs and earn a September call-up.
Here's a farm system stock report for each of the Jays' top prospects for the past week. Based on their performances, they'll receive a "Stock Up," "Stock Down" or "Even" grade.
*Note: Prospect rankings are based on those from BlueJays.com. No. 2 prospect Aaron Sanchez has been replaced, as he's received a promotion to the major leagues. No. 4 prospect Jeff Hoffman and No. 6 prospect Max Pentecost have been replaced due to injury.