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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  1. shockey12 5 years 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 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.

  2. lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

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

    • shockey12 5 years ago

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

      • lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

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

        • shockey12 5 years ago

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

          • lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years 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 ago

            Bowman already shows on the AAA roster

          • lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

            that makes more sense than him going back to high A

  3. damnitsderek 5 years 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.

  4. horseiv 5 years ago

    Hey guys, link to web.minorleaguebaseball.com
    he is already on the 51s roster

  5. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

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

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