One of the Blue Jays’ catching prospects will make his big league debut tonight.
You might have wanted it to be Gabriel Moreno, but it isn’t. It’s Riley Adams, who has been mashing in Triple-A this season. Adams was actually called up earlier this year when Reese McGuire wasn’t yet on the 40-man roster but he never made it into a game.
In a corresponding move, Danny Jansen has been placed on the 10-day Injured List due to the hamstring injury he suffered on Sunday playing Houston.
We’ve recalled C Riley Adams, who will wear Number 50 and make his MLB debut tonight
C Danny Jansen (right hamstring strain) placed on 10-day IL pic.twitter.com/vpIqFjbpdw
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 8, 2021
Adams is currently ranked as Toronto’s No. 18 prospect. Here’s what MLB Pipeline has to say about him…
Adams has a rare physical profile for a catcher at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, which led many to question his long-term future behind the plate coming out of the Draft. He’s made strides in that area recently and has a strong arm, but there’s room to improve with his receiving. Adams’ IQ and game management …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation