Blue Jays Nation’s 2023 Preseason Top 50: Prospects #45-41

Do you like pitching prospects, oh boy do we have an article for you today.

If you missed the last article which featured prospects ranked #50-46, you can read that here. Alternatively, it will also be linked at the bottom of the article.
Brennan’s criteria:
Instead of writing this out every time I did for the mid-season Top 60, I’ll copy and paste my criteria for how I rank and scout these players.
There are many factors that determine a top prospect. The eye test is the biggest driver in determining a top prospect, but proximity to the majors, ceiling, and floor is also important. Moreover, statistics are another key ingredient, as everything works together to give you numbers.
As for the grades, it’s important to remember that they are relative to the league in which they play. A kid from Dunedin is not going to have a 50-grade hit tool if he were placed in the big leagues. But relative to the league in which he plays, a .300 hitter is eligible to have that grade.
For these prospects, I’ll be going over their background, numbers in the minors, pitch mix (if they’re a pitcher), and giving a scouting report (if feasible, rookie league guys are difficult).
Let’s jum …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

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