Where the Blue Jays' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Blue Jays' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Blue Jays' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Anthony Alford -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
2. Conner Greene -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
3. Sean Reid-Foley -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
4. Jonathan Harris -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
5. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. -- Extended spring camp
6. Richard Urena -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
7. Max Pentecost -- Lansing Lugnuts (A) -- DL
8. Rowdy Tellez -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
9. D.J. Davis -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
10. Justin Maese -- Extended spring camp
11. Clinton Hollon -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv) -- Suspended
12. Ryan Borucki -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
13. Reggie Pruitt -- Extended spring camp
14. Roemon Fields -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
15. Jose Espada -- Extended spring camp
16. Chad Girodo -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
17. Brady Dragmire -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
18. Hansel Rodriguez -- Extended spring camp
19. Yennsy Diaz -- Extended spring camp
20. Dan Jansen -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
21. Mitch Nay -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv) -- DL
22. Tom Robson -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
23. Angel Perdomo -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
24. Guadalupe Chavez -- Extended spring camp
25. Carl Wise -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
26. Andy Burns -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
27. Ryan McBroom -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
28. Dwight Smith -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
29. Lane Thomas -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
30. Travis Bergen -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)

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Team to watch
The Dunedin Blue Jays will have a loaded roster in 2016, with 10 of Toronto's Top 30 prospects ticketed to begin the season in the Florida State League. At the front of that group are outfielder Anthony Alford and right-hander Conner Greene, the club's top two prospects, and they'll have a strong supporting cast that includes shortstop Richard Urena, outfielder D.J. Davis and left-hander Ryan Borucki, who will bypass the Class A level entirely. And with a strong contingent of prospects beginning the year at Class A Lansing, there should be a steady influx of talent to Dunedin throughout the season.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

Teams on MiLB.TV
Buffalo Bisons
New Hampshire Fisher Cats

New faces
The Blue Jays traded a pair of prospects in exchange for international bonus pool money last season, and it ultimately allowed the club to give Vladimir Guerrero Jr. a $3.9 million bonus -- the second highest in franchise history -- on July 2. The son of former MVP Vladimir Guerrero, Vlad Jr. projects to be an above-average hitter with plus power, and he's impressed club officials with his transition to third base from the outfield. He'll open 2016 in extended spring camp before embarking on his pro debut later in the season.

On the shelf
2014 first-rounder Max Pentecost may be on Class A Lansing's roster, but he'll begin the season on the disabled list as he continues to work his way back from a pair of surgeries to repair his right labrum. At Dunedin, third baseman Mitch Nay will start the year on the DL while rehabbing a leg injury that kept him from participating in the Arizona Fall League. Right-hander Clinton Hollon, meanwhile, will serve the remainder of his 50-game suspension to start the season after he tested positive for amphetamines last August.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.