2017 Toronto Blue Jays Midseason Top 10 Prospects

SEE ALSO: Midseason Top 100 Prospects

After back-to-back American League Championship Series appearances, the Blue Jays haven't been able to repeat the magic of the last two seasons. A 6-17 start put Toronto in the hole, and while it has played better than .500 ball since then, it still entered the All-Star break in last place in AL East.

Blue Jays Midseason Top 10
1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B
2. Bo Bichette, SS
3. Anthony Alford, OF
4. Lourdes Gurriel, SS
5. Max Pentecost, C/1B
6. Conner Greene, RHP
7. Justin Maese, RHP
8. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP
9. T.J. Zeuch, RHP
10. Logan Warmoth, SS

The struggle is real in the Jays' lineup, where Jose Bautista has declined with age, and the departure of Edwin Encarnacion has cost Toronto power, presence and swagger. While Justin Smoak has made up for it a bit with a career-best season, the Jays have gotten little production from their outfield, DH or even up the middle, where Troy Tulowitzki's days as a star appear over.

The Jays' brightest spot has been Marcus Stroman's continued emergence as an ace, but three disabled list trips by Aaron Sanchez and poor seasons from Marco Estrada and Francisco Liriano have led to an inconsistent rotation. The bullpen, other than young closer Roberto Osuna, has been a consistent source of problems.

The Jays don't have easy answers, but they do have a farm system that has taken a significant step forward this year, even as some prospects at higher levels step back. The future left side of the infield has burst on the scene in its first year of full-season ball, with third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and shortstop Bo Bichette looking like future stars.

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