A glimpse into Blue Jays' future

A dedication to fitness has turned pitcher Daniel Norris into the top-ranked Blue Jays prospect,...

A dedication to fitness has turned pitcher Daniel Norris into the top-ranked Blue Jays prospect, according to Baseball America. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:14 PM ET

Baseball America released its new organizational top 10 list of prospects on Sunday.

“So Daniel Norris, where do you think you rank?” the Blue Jays lefty from double-A New Hampshire was asked Sunday morn in the Team USA clubhouse at Target Field?

“Aaron Sanchez has been No. 1 all year and Dalton Pompey has been having a heck of a year. Hopefully, I fall in behind those two players somewhere,” said Norris.

Norris, according to the highly respected Baseball America, is now No. 1 with a bullet in the Jays system.

A year ago, Norris was a 2-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 23 starts at class-A Lansing (including one at Dunedin) walking 46 and striking out 100 in 90.2 innings.

This season, he is 7-0 with a 1.84 ERA in 17 starts — 13 at Dunedin and four at New Hampshire — walking 26 and fanning 101.


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