The Jays Journal staff members returns with our yearly Best 30 prospect rankings. The #29 place goes to an underneath the radar player that experienced a breakout rookie campaign in 2018.
Cal Stevenson, an outfielder, was taken by the Blue Jays in the 2018 draft in the 10th spherical. Stevenson will be turning 23 in 2019 and he has demonstrated around the class of his incredibly temporary minor league vocation that he could be a drive to be reckoned with the stick and on the basepaths.
Name: Cal Stevenson
Posture: OF Age: 22
Peak: 5’10 Excess weight: 175 lbs
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Obtained: 10th spherical select, 296th in general by Toronto in 2018
Cal Stevenson started his minor league vocation with 249 plate appearances around 53 online games with the GCL Blue Jays right before finishing 2018 with the Bluefield Blue Jays. Stevenson received to Bluefield for 6 online games and 31 plate appearances. To set it just, Stevenson dominated at each stops in his to start with season in the Blue Jays procedure.
- GCL Blue Jays – .359/.494/.518, 173 wRC+, 20 stolen bases
- Bluefield Blue Jays – .474/.645/.579, 246 wRC+, 1 stolen foundation
Even though the quit with Bluefield was just 6 online games, those are some fairly extraordinary numbers to set up in a little sample dimensions. Stevenson really should be penciled in to start off 2019 with Bluefield yet again but there is a possibility he goes to Vancouver incredibly immediately. Stevenson seriously did set himself on the radar of tons of admirers in 2018 and the Blue Jays business took detect.
Baseball The us has a fairly favourable scouting report for Stevenson:
“Stevenson began his college or university vocation at Nevada, the place he was the 2015 Mountain West Meeting co-freshman of the year. He transferred to Arizona, by way of Chabot (Calif.) JC, subsequent head mentor Jay Johnson. Stevenson produced two reliable years in the Pac-12 Meeting, demonstrating excellent on-foundation abilities and a disciplined technique at the plate. He’s an over-ordinary runner who addresses a large amount of ground in the outfield. Stevenson also pitched early in his vocation, but his upcoming is as an outfielder.”
The Toronto Blue Jays definitely have some excellent organizational depth with Cal Stevenson. He definitely will not go on to set up gaudy numbers like he did in 2018, but his glove and pace on the basepaths really should get Stevenson a several speedy promotions to Lansing or most likely even New Hampshire right before seasons stop.