Each year, a new group of rookies sets out to make a mark in the Major Leagues, and in 2018, many of these young players have made history with their performances. With the aid of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a look at each team's best rookie this season.
The Blue Jays are home to open a four-game series against the Rays tonight with first pitch scheduled for 7:07 ET at Rogers Centre. Right-hander Sam Gaviglio will get the start, while the Rays are set to go with a bullpen day that will feature Ryne Stanek as the "opener." Gaviglio hasn't pitched since last […]
Former starting catcher Russell Martin hasn't appeared in a game since Sept. 3 as the Blue Jays allocated playing time to the rookie catching duo of Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire with some occasional appearances from backup Luke Maile.
The Blue Jays rallied for four runs in the seventh inning to earn a series win on the road. A throwing error by Steve Wilkerson allowed the tying runs to score, then Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run single as part of a 2-for-3 night to put Toronto ahead. Dylan Bundy allowed only two earned […]
The rookie battery mates of Ryan Borucki and Danny Jansen almost single handedly led the Blue Jays to a 5-0 victory over the Orioles. Borucki tossed eight scoreless and Jansen hit a two-run homer as Toronto picked up its third consecutive victory on the current three-city road trip. Kevin Pillar and Aledmys Diaz added solo […]
At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year.