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2021 Toronto Blue Jays Instructional League Roster



The Blue Jays' instructional league roster is rich with young, talented position players, including one of the biggest on-base threats in the minor leagues. Middle infielder Leonardo Jimenez finished the year with an on-base percentage of .523 between stops at the Rookie-level Florida Complex League and Low-A Dunedin. Even if he was limited to just 262 plate appearances, that's still mighty impressive.

He's joined in Dunedin by 18-year-old infielders Rikelbin De Castro and Peniel Brito, who each put up on-base percentages north of .370 in the FCL. Outfielder Yhoangel Aponte, who signed in January, is also in camp. The 17-year-old notched 12 extra-base hits in his first test as a pro, in the Dominican Summer League, and got on base at a .393 clip.

Among the pitchers, keep an eye on 18-year-old righthander Sergio Caruci, who struck out 57 hitters in 48 innings in the DSL while walking just seven.

NamePositionAge
Eliander AlcaldeRHP18
Andrew BashRHP25
Irv CarterRHP18
Sergio CaruciRHP18
Darwin CruzRHP20
Chad DallasRHP21
Hagen DannerRHP22
Michael DominguezRHP21
Cre FinfrockRHP25
Jefferson HerreraRHP22
Sean MellenLHP23
Joey MurrayRHP24
Rafael OhashiRHP18
Nathanael PerezRHP23
Kendry RojasLHP18
Johan SimonLHP20
Ricky TiedemannLHP19
Geison UrbaezRHP21
Sean WymerRHP24
Philip ClarkeC23
Nicolas DeschampsC19
Juan GonzalezC20
Victor MesiaC18
Andres SosaC23
Peniel BritoINF18
Rikelbin De CastroINF18
Marcos De La RosaINF19
Leonardo JimenezINF20
Rainer NunezINF20
Damiano PalmegianiINF21
Trevor SchweckeINF23
Yhoangel AponteOF17
Dasan BrownOF19
J.C. MassonOF19
Yeuni MunozOF17
Will RobertsonOF23
Jaden RuddOF19
Garrett SpainOF20
Coby Mayo Tomdipace

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