September 30, 2022
Toronto Blue Jays: 5 questions with prospect Hagen Danner

DUNEDIN, FLORIDA – MARCH 19: Hagen Danner #65 of the Toronto Blue Jays poses for a portrait during Photo Day at TD Ballpark on March 19, 2022 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

This week, I had the opportunity to talk to Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Hagen Danner, who is ranked 17th on the Blue Jays top prospects list according to MLB.com.

Coming out of high school, Danner played catcher and pitcher, and was good at both. Danner told teams to choose which position they wanted him to play. About half the teams wanted him as a pitcher and half as a hitter.

From 2017 to 2019, Danner played two seasons with the Blue Jays rookie ball team and one with their Low-A team. He played those three seasons as a catcher. His averages were sub-par and he just wasn’t having fun.

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