The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992 and 1993, one of only two teams to win consecutive titles since the 1980s, but have not even made the postseason since. They appear destined to return to the postseason in 2015, having gotten this far due to some shrewd moves by GM Alex Antholopous. Acquiring such stars as David Price, Troy Tulowitzki, Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, and Josh Donaldson, the Blue Jays lead the Yankees by 1.5 games over the Yankees.
While a number of stars have come from other organizations to help the Blue Jays contend, the farm system is developing players to send north of the border for the future of this franchise. One key prospect that has emerged is 1B/DH Ryan McBroom (Fredericksburg). McBroom was drafted in the 15th round by the Blue Jays in 2014 out of WVU, and played in 70 games for short season Vancouver, batting .297 with 11 HR and 59 RBIs, and posted a .339 OB%.
The Blue Jays decided to move him up a level to Single-A Lansing.
He delivered BIG TIME!
McBroom has hit .320 with 11 HR and 83 RBIs, and posted a .392 OB%, and all this with a week to go in the season.
McBroom was rewarded for exploits this week when he was named Midwest League MVP and selected to the league’s postseason all-star team.
McBroom will be 24 around opening day 2016.