Blue Jays Claim Shawn Bowman

The Blue Jays claimed Canadian third baseman Shawn Bowman off waivers from the Mets, according to a team press release.  He'll head to the Jays' High A affiliate.

Bowman, 25, hit .294/.346/.458 in 379 Double A plate appearances last year.  He has above-average raw power and strong defense, according to Baseball America's '06 Handbook.


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12 Comments on "Blue Jays Claim Shawn Bowman"


shockey12
5 years 4 months ago

if he has above average raw power,strong defence, and hit .294 why Is this guy in Double A at 25?

MitchNYM
5 years 4 months ago

Because he was blocked by David Wright for 4 years now. He was a huge prospect a few years back. The Mets really botched this one.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 4 months ago

why is he going to high A when he did very good in AA last year?

shockey12
5 years 4 months ago

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com tweeter earlier that they will have him start in AAA

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 4 months ago

Oh cause rightup above (at least when I saw it), it said he was going to high A

shockey12
5 years 4 months ago

Bastian tweeted AAA but according to the Jays site you are right it is high A. My bad

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 4 months ago

No problem. IMO AAA would make much more sense… Could be a mistake on the Jays site. To send him down a level makes no sense after his AA year

iains
5 years 4 months ago

Bowman already shows on the AAA roster

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 4 months ago

that makes more sense than him going back to high A

damnitsderek
5 years 4 months ago

Toronto loves the waiver wire more than any MLB team around, except for maybe Pittsburgh. Big difference though, Toronto makes solid pickups. Like the Everts move, this was a bungle by the Mets. Best of luck to Bowman, maybe he’ll get a chance to experience some success in an organization that treats him like an actual prospect.

horseiv
5 years 4 months ago
formerdraftpick
5 years 4 months ago

My only question is why didn’t shockey read your comment, but replied to it?