Blue Jays Nation’s Mid-Season Prospect Countdown – No. 23: Chad Dallas

Photo credit:MARK STEFFENS - Vancouver Canadians
Ryley Delaney
10 months ago
Is there a different prospect in the Blue Jays organization who’s had an ascent like Chad Dallas in 2023?
Just a quick recap of the mid-season list: We’ll look at the player’s stats, my observations, and finally other publications (Prospects Live, MLB Pipeline, Baseball America)’ scouting reports.
Let’s take a look at how the 23-year-old has pitched in 2023.

Getting to know Chad Dallas…

Position: Starting Pitcher
Throws: Right 
Born: June 26, 2000
Acquired: 4th round, 2021 draft (Blue Jays)
Current Team:  Double-A New Hampshire
Previous Ranking: 37
Dallas has always had the stuff. However, he didn’t have the results in 2022, as he finished with a 4.60 ERA and a 5.50 FIP in 88 innings pitched with the High-A Vancouver Canadians.
The same can not be said for his 2023, as he started the level repeating High-A. In 26.2 innings pitched, he had a 2.03 ERA and a 2.90 FIP in 26.2 innings pitched. In 2022, he had a 21.2 K% and a 12.6 BB%, but that K% skyrocketed to 36.3% this year, while his BB% dropped to 11.8%.
Dallas was promoted to Double-A New Hampshire, where he has a 4.10 ERA and a 4.61 FIP in 74.2 innings pitched, along with a 25.3 K% and a 9.6 BB%. Overall, he has pitched 101.1 innings this season, which is the most for any pitcher in the Blue Jays organization.
What’s interesting is that Dallas went from being unranked on MLB Pipeline in the 2023 pre-season ranking, to 14th in the mid-season ranking. Dallas has a four-pitch mix, a fastball, a curveball, a slider, and a changeup. The fastball sits 93-94 mph, but has touched 96 mph.
His best overall pitch is the slider, with a lot of sweep and a lot of spin. The 23-year-old also features a looping curveball that generates a lot of swing and misses in its own right. The changeup lags behind all the other pitches, with nice arm side fade. 
Dallas’ biggest issue to overcome is the high walk rate. If he can get his control and command under control, it’s possible he can contend for a roster spot with the Jays as soon as 2024. Of course, he does have some reliever risk, but Dallas is an interesting prospect to keep an eye on.

Next up:

In the next article, we’ll look at a prospect with one of the best hit tools in the organization!

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