2021 Toronto Blue Jays Top MLB Prospects
By Ben Badler
Toronto has quite the appealing offseason in front of it.
Armed with a talented young core, one of baseball's better farm systems and a window opening, there could be some fresh faces in Toronto next season. How many of those could come via the system? We present the Blue Jays' Top 10 prospects entering 2021.
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Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.
(Note: This lineup has been updated to reflect the signing of George Springer.)
Catcher: Alejandro Kirk (25)
First Base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (25)
Second Base: Cavan Biggio (29)
Third Base: Jordan Groshans (24)
Shortstop: Bo Bichette (26)
Left Field: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (30)
Center Field: Austin Martin (25)
Right Field: George Springer (34)
Designated Hitter: Teoscar Hernandez(32)
No. 1 Starter: Nate Pearson (25)
No. 2 Starter: Hyun-Jin Ryu (37)
No. 3 Starter: Simeon Woods Richardson (23)
No. 4 Starter: Alek Manoah (26)
No. 5 Starter: Adam Kloffenstein (23)
Closer: Jordan Romano (31)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Toronto's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Austin Martin
Best Power Hitter: Riley Adams
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Alejandro Kirk
Fastest Baserunner: Dasan Brown
Best Athlete: Dasan Brown
Best Fastball: Nate Pearson
Best Curveball: Patrick Murphy
Best Slider: Nate Pearson
Best Changeup: Simeon Woods Richardson
Best Control: Simeon Woods Richardson
Best Defensive Catcher: Gabriel Moreno
Best Defensive Infielder: Rikelbin de Castro
Best Infield Arm: Jordan Groshans
Best Defensive Outfielder: Dasan Brown
Best Outfield Arm: Chavez Young