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Toronto Blue Jays: Top Prospect Anthony Gose on His Way Up

Blue Jays' Top Preospect Anthony Gose
Blue Jays' Top Preospect Anthony GoseNick Laham/Getty Images
Bill FordCorrespondent IIIDecember 22, 2011

Anthony Gose, a centerfielder for Toronto’s Double-A affiliate NH Fisher Cats, has shown that his skills will likely get him called up to the big leagues. 

Gose will start the 2012 season in his centerfield position with the Fisher Cats, and will probably gain some time with their Triple-A affiliate later in the season. His skills are solid for the most part, but he needs some seasoning. Triple-A will give him that opportunity, and I think that he’ll get a chance in September to show what he has with a call-up to the Blue Jays.

Gose is aggressive, powerful and has extreme base-running speed. He needs to adjust his swing mechanics a bit more and be a little less aggressive with his pitch selection. He hits well, but he also strikes out often. 

Curtis Granderson of the Yankees made some changes to his batting stance and swing mechanics during spring training last year. Those changes led him to a stellar year with NY. I can see the same happen for Gose.

In the 2011 season, Gose stole 70 bases with his tremendous speed. He was thrown out only 15 times. One of his problems is that he needs to learn to take better advantage of the opportunity that each stolen base creates. 

2012 has the potential to be a blockbuster season for Anthony Gose. With a little more seasoning and experience in Double-A and then Triple-A, I think that we will see a new baseball star in MLB.

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