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Let’s assess the future of the Blue Jays

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Teoscar Hernandez
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I am now working on the Philadelphia Phillies Top 20 Prospects list for 2018. The next team in line is the Toronto Blue Jays and then finally the St. Louis Cardinals to finish the process. After that we will work on the Top 175 Prospects for 2018 list, while going back and reviewing all previous grades and making any final adjustments that seem necessary.

Use this thread to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Some possible themes for discussion include, but are obviously not limited to:

****The Blue Jays finished 76-86 in 2017, good for fourth place in the American League Eastern Division. What do you realistically anticipate for 2018? Back to .500? Significantly over .500? Or a fall back towards 70 wins/90 losses?

****Teoscar Hernandez is past rookie limits and won’t show up on prospect lists any longer. Through 188 MLB at-bats he’s hitting .245/.304/.505 with 12 homers, 17 walks, and 64 strikeouts. He’s 25 years old. What do you expect for the future? Is that his base talent level or can he improve further?

****Lay out your development plans for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette. How fast do you push them?

****If Anthony Alford stays healthy, how good can he be?

****As always, feel free to discuss Blue Jays prospect sleepers and anything else to do with the system.