By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
It's been a labour of love and something that I spend all winter working on. It reminds me that no matter how cold it gets (or how far away I got, particularly this winter when I spent a significant part of it in India), baseball is always just around the corner.
Reviewing the 2017 minor league seasons, looking forward to the 2018 season, tracking new acquisitions, lamenting those who left, all of those things kept me busy this winter. Baseball is back, and so is the 2018 edition of the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook!
The 2018 edition updates all of the players in the Blue Jays' minor league system and adds profiles for all of the 2017 draftees as well as the newest players signed for the minor league system. We have also updated the sections for each of the Blue Jays' minor league teams including schedules and coaching staffs and have included updated depth charts.
We're so grateful to Jesse Goldberg-Strassler for writing a gracious foreword to this year's edition and we've added an all new section of interviews and recollections from the players themselves about their 2017 seasons.
Included in the 2018 edition are:
- Histories and profiles of all seven North American Blue Jays affiliates including the Buffalo Bisons, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Dunedin Blue Jays, Lansing Lugnuts, Vancouver Canadians, Bluefield Blue Jays and Gulf Coast League Blue Jays
- A new section featuring interviews and thoughts from 18 Blue Jays minor league players including an extended interview with 2017 Florida State League home run champ and Toronto native Connor Panas
- Over 250 player profiles including every player anticipated to play in the Blue Jays' minor league system in 2018
- Ticket, travel and city information to help you plan any trips to see the Baby Jays play
- Complete 2018 minor league schedules
- Broadcast information to help you follow along with the teams and players from wherever you are
- A 2017 draft review
As of now, there are three ways to order! For the best value, head to our Premium Content section and subscribe through our secure server for a Premium - 2018 subscription at $16.99 (CDN). You will then have access to our entire Premium Content section including scouting reports, player profiles and video! Once you have subscribed, just log in to your account, head to the Shop page and click on the 2018 Handbook (which should come up as costing $0.00 if you're logged in correctly).
If you don't want a membership, you can purchase the pdf version of The 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook here for $11.99 (CDN) at the BJfA shop!
Finally, if you're a fan of the Amazon Kindle, you can purchase The 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook for your Kindle at the Amazon Store!
We are also working on getting the print edition ready and should have it for you soon!
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