Bisons fans already knew they were getting a treat with Thursday night's home debut of Daniel Norris, the left-hander who is Toronto's top pitching prospect and has 23 strikeouts and an 0.77 ERA in his first two Triple-A starts.
But late last night came this word from Toronto's top outfield prospect:
Thus comes the news that 21-year-old Dalton Pompey -- a native of the mega-Toronto suburb of Mississauga -- will be joining the Bisons for tonight's game against Rochester.
Pompey is batting .312 with nine homers, 46 RBIs and 37 stolen bases this year between Class A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire. He was at .295-3-12 in 31 games with New Hampshire, including a go-ahead home run there Tuesday night in his first game off the disabled list due to an injured quad. You can see his full career stats here.
Pompey and Norris both played in this year's All-Star Futures Game in Minneapolis. The Pompey move has yet to be officially announced by the Blue Jays and Bisons, and no corresponding roster moves have been revealed yet by Buffalo.
The Bisons slipped three games out of the International League wild-card with Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Rochester. They have 14 games left and a tragic number of nine to be eliminated from the postseason for the ninth straight year.