Blue Jays Prospect Ryan Goes McBoom for Walk-Off Spring Win
Blue Jays 1B prospect Ryan McBroom went deep yesterday in the bottom of the 9th against the Yankees, giving the team a walk-off spring training win:
Although he has long been considered a fringe prospect, all McBroom has done since he joined the organization as a 15th round choice from West Virginia in 2014 is hit. He posted an .841 OPS at Vancouver in his first pro season, .869 in his second at Lansing (where he was the Midwest League MVP), and he led the Florida State League in RBI and smacked 21 Homers in a very pitcher-friendly loop last year.
The knock against the 6’3″/230 McBroom has been that he’s a bat-first player. The Blue Jays have experimented with him in the outfield, but his position for the present and future is 1st Base. He does not have the speed or arm to play anywhere else. He did steal 10 bases at Dunedin last year, but that speaks more to his baseball IQ than it does his wheels.