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Blue Jays Top Prospects Ranked By Keith Law

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Keith takes his look at the cream of the Jays farm system

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Keith Law is in the middle of his prospect ranking season and he’s ranked the Jays top 10 prospects (yeah you need a subscription).

In his overview he says:

Overall, it’s a weak system that they’ll have to rebuild over the next few years via the draft while still trying to keep the big league team in contention, a difficult balance to strike for any organization.

Which is fair....it’s not easy to try to keep the MLB team contending, while building the minor league system. Trading prospects is the easiest way to keep the big league team near the top of the division.

His top 10 Jays prospects are:

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B (Ranked No. 48)

2. Anthony Alford, OF (Ranked No. 55)

3. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP (Ranked No. 72)

4. Bo Bichette, SS/2B

5. Richard Urena, SS

6. Jon Harris, RHP

7. Conner Greene, RHP

8. Justin Maese, RHP

9. Rowdy Tellez, 1B/DH

10. Reese McGuire, C

Bo Bichette is a little higher than I’ve seem him listed other places. I’m kind of hesitant to say Vladimir Jr is our top prospect just yet, but everyone seems to like him a lot. I don’t see Reese McGuire quite that high either.

Some notes from Law:

  • He doesn’t see Bichette staying at short, figures he is better suited to second base.
  • He sees both Bichette and Urena in the top 140 top MLB prospects.
  • Jon Harris has ‘third starter upside’, as does Justin Maese. Conner Greene has ‘no. 2 starter upside.
  • He points to Tellez poor defense and New Hampshire’s lefty friendly park to lower our expectations on him.
  • McGuire he sees as a backup catcher.
  • He says that Francisco Rios and Angel Perdomo are more likely to be in a MLB bullpen than starting rotation.
  • J.B. Woodman ‘beats up on bad pitching’ and strikes out too much.
  • He doesn’t see anyone that will make an impact on this year’s Blue Jay team. Figure McGuire could be a backup catcher if there is an injury.

Anyway, take a look at his list.