Anthony Gose’s time in the big leagues is not far away.

The speedy centre fielder with a sky high talent level will open the season at triple-A Buffalo, a short drive down the highway from the Rogers Centre.

He’s that close to becoming a member of the big league club, an everyday player in centre field, a player who in no short order should be tabbed as one of the stars of the game.

Gose has got game. Lots of it.

The legend of Gose has been on the Blue Jays fans radar ever since he was acquired from Houston in exchange for Brett Wallace. He had been coveted by Alex Anthopoulos for a number of years, the Jays GM believing that he had the potential to be a disruptive force — the Jays version of Carl Crawford when the outfielder played so brilliantly for Tampa.

In Wednesday’s spring game against the Pirates, Gose should how disruptive he could be and how his best asset — speed — can be so productive.

Gose opened the game with a walk and Emilio Bonifacio followed with a nubber down the third-base line. Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez came charging in and fielding the ball barehanded, fired wild and up the line and by first, the ball bouncing against the facing of the stands.

Gose, on the run, hit second and was headed to third on the throw. When the throw sailed wide, Gose never stopped running and slid home safely, easily beating the tag.

Gose knows he has no shot to break with the Jays in just over two weeks time, that Buffalo will be his home and that Colby Rasmus will be the Jays’ everyday centre fielder.