Mier had a productive spring, posting a .317/.349/.488 slash line in 41 at-bats. Mier is coming off his best year yet and is an exciting prospect for the Blue Jays. He had a slash line of .258/.350/.372 with 56 RBI in Double-A New Hampshire last year and will begin 2016 at Triple-A Buffalo after a hot-hitting spring. The 25-year-old needs to improve his power if he hopes to be called up; he had just five extra base hits this spring. Expect him to be on the Blue Jays' radar if an infielder spot opens up.
The Houston Chronicle reports Astros SS prospect Jiovanni Mier was diagnosed with a sprained knee after getting hurt in a collision at second base for Class A Lancaster on Monday, according to Astros director of player development Fred Nelson. There is no timetable for his return and he will be examined by a doctor on Tuesday.