Lisa Winston over at MiLB.com has created a list of 10 Blue Jays prospects to watch in 2010. To go over them briefly with a Lugnuttian perspective:
1. J.P. Arencibia - power-hitting catcher who skipped over Lansing on his way up the ladder, played in Triple-A last year. In short: Not a 2010 Lugnut.
2. Tim Collins - lefty pitched in Lansing in 2008 and put his name squarely on the prospect radar, made it to Double-A last year. In short: Not a 2010 Lugnut.
3. David Cooper - played first base for the Nuts in 2008 after being drafted in the 1st round, played 128 games in Double-A last year. In short: Not a 2010 Lugnut.
4. Travis d'Arnaud - acquired from the Phillies for Roy Halladay, another slugging catcher, was in the Class-A South Atlantic League in 2009. In short: Not a 2010 Lugnut unless his career takes a step backward.
5. Kyle Drabek - the big prize in that Halladay trade, on the cusp of the Major Leagues. In short: Not a 2010 Lugnut.
6. Chad Jenkins - the Blue Jays' 1st round pick last year out of Kennesaw State, did not pitch professionally in 2009. In short: A definite 2010 Lugnut possibility.
7. Jake Marisnick - the Blue Jays' 2009 supplemental pick, athletic 19-year-old outfielder. In short: Sounds like a late-2010 or perhaps a 2011 Lugnut.
8. Carlos Perez - Gulf Coast League Jays team MVP in 2009, a very promising catcher. In short: Sounds like a 2010 Lugnut.
9. Zach Stewart - picked up in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, talented right-hander who pitched in Triple-A last season and has his eyes on a Major League debut this year. In short: Not a 2010 Lugnut.
10. Brett Wallace - slugging corner infielder received in a trade with Oakland after beginning the year originally with St. Louis, began 2009 in Double-A, finished the season in Triple-A, being groomed for Jays' first base spot. In short: Not a 2010 Lugnut.