When Vlad Jr. graduated from prospect status, the Blue Jays’ farm system predictably took a tumble down Baseball America (and everyone else’s) organizational talent rankings. Since the trade deadline, though, the Jays’ system has jumped up from No. 9 to No. 6 on Baseball America’s list.
#BlueJays now rank 6th in @BaseballAmerica’s organizational talent rankings, up from 9th before the trade deadline https://t.co/L7wJXi3DCc
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) August 14, 2019
The list features Bo Bichette, Nate Pearson, Jordan Groshans, and Eric Pardinho in the top-100. Like Vlad, Bo will have graduated the next time Baseball America puts out a list, but I imagine a few Baby Jays will make the list.
Simeon Woods Richardson is a good bet, as he’s been pitching well since joining Single-A Dunedin after being acquired in the Marcus Stroman trade. Alek Manoah, Toronto’s first pick from the 2019 draft, has been excellent in limited innings in his first full professional season. Also thriving in rookie ball with Vancouver is Adam Kloffenstein, who has an outside chance at making a top-100 list.
With Bo and Vlad graduating, the wealth of Toronto’s prospect capital is pitching. Over at FanGraphs, Marc Hulet did a …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation