The 21-year-old from Mississauaga, Ont., has taken a major step forward this season, establishing himself as one of the organization’s top prospects.
In 70 games this season, he has an OPS of .868 with 29 stolen bases.
His progress has made him the target of trade speculation. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos was in Dunedin earlier this week to watch him play.
On Tuesday, Fox’s Jon Morosi reported there are “strong indications” the Chicago Cubs would trade Jeff Samardzija to Toronto if the Jays were willing to part with Aaron Sanchez, double-A left-hander Daniel Norris, and Pompey.