The Lansing Lugnuts had an incredible bullpen in 2013, all of which was solidified with right-handed pitcher Tucker Donahue. Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 2012 draft, out of Stetson University in Florida, Donahue admits that he was very excited for the opportunity after one year removed from turning [...]
Improvement is a key aspect for minor leaguers and no player has improved more in Lansing than that of third baseman Gustavo Pierre. Pierre, who was slated by Lugnuts Manager John Tamargo Jr. as a player to watch in 2013, thoroughly impressed throughout the season batting .292 with 15 doubles, two triples, five [...]
One of the most impressive stories of the Blue Jays 2013 minor league season was the emergence of left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris. Beginning the season with the Midwest League’s Lansing Lugnuts’, the young southpaw had a slow first month, but that quickly changed after a talk with Lugnuts’ Manager John Tamargo Jr. and Pitching Coach Vince Horsman [...]
By now, you’ve heard the underdog story of new Blue Jays left fielder Kevin Pillar. Taken by Toronto in the 32nd round of the 2011 Draft out of Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills, Pillar set a new Division II all-time record with a 54-game hit streak. The West Hills, Calif., native anticipated getting drafted [...]
Unknown to almost everyone last year, young right-hander Alberto Tirado made a name for himself and received praise this past winter. Now the 18-year-old is maturing in his second stint with Bluefield.