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Toronto Blue Jays preliminary prospect grade breakdown

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Early hints from the Blue Jays prospect list. . .

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Bo Bichette
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I am working on the Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 prospects for 2018 list. The first run through the grades gives the following results:

Grade A: Two (no surprise there)
Grade A-: Zero
Grade B+: Zero
Grade B: Five (four of them have a B+ case and may end up there)
Grade B-: Seven (one or two could be Bs)
Grade C+: 24
Grade C: Everyone else

I didn’t get much sleep last night and I am holding off on finalizing the B+/B cases until I have a fresh mind. Four of the five Bs could be B+ but I want to make sure I’m not just too giddy and easily impressed today.

The list has changed a bit since the first draft, accounting for a couple of trades I forgot to include and some additional names suggested for examination by readers.

Riley Adams, C
Anthony Alford, OF
Bo Bichette, SS
Cavan Biggio, 2B
Ryan Borucki, LHP
Maverik Buffo, RHP
Andrew Case, RHP
Maximo Castillo, RHP
Kacy Clemens, 1B
Mc Gregory Contreras, OF
Hagen Danner, C
D.J. Davis, OF
Jonathan Davis, OF
Yennsy Diaz, RHP
Jose Espada, RHP
Jose Fernandez, LHP
Roemon Fields, OF
Ryan Gold, C
Yeltsin Gudino, SS
Vladimir Guerrero, Jr, 3B
Taylor Guerrieri, RHP
Lourdes Gurriel, 2B
Jon Harris, RHP
Miguel Hiraldo, 3B
Zach Jackson, RHP
Danny Jansen, C
Emerson Jimenez, RHP
Leonardo Jimenez, 3B
Bradley Jones, 3B
Juan Kelly, DH
Tim Lopes, 2B
Justin Maese, RHP
Tim Mayza, LHP
Deck “Let’s try this again” McGuire, RHP
Reese McGuire, C
Patrick Murphy, RHP
Ryan Noda, 1B-OF
Joshua Palacios, OF
Connor Panas, OF
Thomas Pannone, LHP
Eric Pardinho, RHP
Orlando Pascual, RHP
Nate Pearson, RHP
Max Pentecost, C-1B
Angel Perdomo, LHP
Eduard Pinto, OF
Reggie Pruitt, OF
Carlos Ramirez, RHP
Harold Ramirez, OF
Sean Reid-Foley, RHP
Francisco Rios, RHP
Yorman “Not the Reds Guy” Rodriguez, C
Jordan Romano, RHP
Chris Rowley, RHP
Justin Shafer, RHP
Dwight Smith Jr, OF
Kevin Smith, SS
Samad Taylor, 2B
Rowdy Tellez, 1B
Richard Urena, SS
Kevin Vicuna, SS
Logan Warmoth, SS
Chavez Young, OF
T.J. Zeuch, RHP