The Jays' 16th-round draft pick in 2010, Dalton Pompey saw less MLB action in 2016 than either of the previous two years. In fact, the 23-year-old's numbers are trending downward in the minors, too. Entering 2016, he had hit .297 with 59 runs and 22 stolen bases over 77 games at Triple-A Buffalo. In 93 games there last season, he fell off basically across the board. Though he remained a solid performer, it wasn't good enough to earn him time with the big league club. Instead of calling on Pompey when holes developed in the outfield, Toronto opted for Ezequiel Carrera, then moved to acquire Melvin Upton Jr. Pompey's speed can help him evolve into a solid option in deep fantasy formats, but that's useless if he can't make a 25-man roster.
Pompey (concussion) has yet to be cleared for baseball activities, Sportsnet.ca reports. Already a fringe candidate for the Opening Day roster, Pompey saw his chances drop when he suffered a concussion during the World Baseball Classic. It appears he'll start the season with Triple-A Buffalo once he's healthy.
Pompey is out of Sunday's World Baseball Classic game against the United States with a concussion, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. Pompey has been placed under the MLB concussion protocol, so it's currently unknown when he'll be back in action. However, his symptoms are being described as mild, so more information regarding his eventual return should become available in the near future.
Pompey came out of Saturday's WBC game after experiencing dizziness, Shi Davidi of Sporstnet.ca reports. It is unclear what exactly Pompey is dealing with or how long he will be sidelined, but for now he should be considered day-to-day. He left the game after slamming his head into the dirt while attempting a slide, so it is assumed he'll head into concussion protocol. Expect an update from the Blue Jays once he is further evaluated.
Pompey (illness) entered Wednesday's spring game in the fifth inning, marking his first appearance of spring training. As most expected, the bug that kept the speedy outfielder out of commission earlier this spring is not of much concern. Pompey will likely garner more action throughout the spring with the hope of unseating Melvin Upton or Ezequiel Carrera in left field and cracking the Opening Day roster.
Pompey (illness) was not a part of the spring game Sunday as he is battling an illness. This likely isn't a big deal at all, as it was also reported that "he should be in game action very soon." When he returns, he'll continue to vie for a spot on the big league roster, although it seems more likely he'll start at Triple-A and work for a call-up.