The Blue Jays have eight prospects in Baseball America’s Top 100 now
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By Cam Lewis2 years ago
Nobody has more prospects in Baseball America’s Top 100 list than the Blue Jays.
Back in April, BA put out their most recent Top 100 list, which featured Nate Pearson, Austin Martin, Jordan Groshans, Simeon Woods Richardson, Alejandro Kirk, and Orelvis Martinez. Since then, a few prospects around baseball have graduated and two more Blue Jays, Alek Manoah and Gabe Moreno, have made their way into the Top 100.
Both Manoah and Moreno are killing it so far this season. Manoah, the team’s first-round pick from the 2019 draft, hasn’t allowed a run in two starts at Triple-A and it seems likely he’ll be called up to the big leagues sooner rather than later. Moreno, who jumped from playing in Low-A in 2019 to Double-A this season, has hit the ground running. The young catcher is 16-for-36 with only seven strikeouts.
The fact the Blue Jays have this many highly-regarded prospects despite recently graduating names like Vlad Jr. and Bo Bichette is quite the testament to the organizational depth they’ve put together.
Even if guys like Pearson or Manoah graduate this year, there are more names in line to possibly crack the Top 100. Adam Kloffenstein has allowed one earned run through his first three starts at High-A and Otto Lopez, who was added to the 40-man roster this off-season despite being only 22 years old, is killing it in Double-A.
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