Scouts and officials from multiple Major League Baseball teams have been tracking the minor league performances of two Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospects -- right-hander Jeff Hoffman and left-hander Daniel Norris. According to Fox Sports, Hoffman has bee scouted by representatives of the San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics, while Norris has been under scrutiny from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Padres and Reds.
Hoffman, 22, pitches for the Jays’ Class-A Dunedin, Florida, affiliate, while Norris, 22, plays for the Jays’ Class-AAA Buffalo squad.
The Blue Jays selected Hoffman in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft as the No. 9 overall pick. He would have gone higher if not for an injury. Meanwhile, Norris was a second-round pick, No. 74 overall, in the 2011 MLB Draft. Norris has appeared in a total of 10 MLB games for the Blue Jays, five each in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
The Blue Jays currently hold a 44-44 win-loss record, third in the East Division of the American League.