Names in the game: Pat Hentgen isn't the only former Toronto pitcher on hand this spring for the Blue Jays. Dave Stieb, who spent 15 seasons with the Jays, also is in camp as a guest coach. Hentgen and Stieb have helped throw batting practice, and they provide a valuable resource for Toronto's pitchers.They're No. 1: Left-hander Ricky Romero, who was Toronto's first pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, appears slated to begin this season with Double-A New Hampshire. Last season, Romero suffered an early arm injury but recovered nicely by going 2-1 with a 2.47 ERA in 10 starts with Class A Dunedin. That warranted a call to Double-A, where Romero went 2-7 with a 5.08 ERA in 12 starts. Class of '06: Last June, Toronto selected high schooler Travis Snider in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft. The outfielder adjusted well to professional baseball, hitting .325 with 11 home runs and 41 RBIs in 54 games for rookie-level Pulaski and picking up Appalachian League Player of the Year honors. Snider will most likely begin this season with low Class A Lansing. Stat machine: Entering Sunday, the Blue Jays had belted four home runs, including two by Minor Leaguers. Both blasts came against Boston on Friday, when first baseman Kevin Barker hit a two-run shot in the third inning and outfielder Ryan Patterson chipped in a solo homer in the 10th. What they're saying: "He reads about it. He hears it from the fans. He knows what's going on out there. That can affect a young player." -- Gibbons, on Adams
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