Toronto Blue Jays 2015 Top Prospect Wrap Up: The injured

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A look at a trio of Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects that struggled to stay/get healthy in 2015

Max Pentecost

Toronto’s 1st round selection in the 2014 Draft lost the entire year after undergoing his second shoulder surgery. Initially, it was thought that Max would miss 3 months of baseball related activities after repairing partial tear in his right labrum; however, the surgery to his throwing arm kept him out of commission for the entire year.

There have been no updates, and no one seems to want to shed any light on the subject. On the plus side, all of baseball still feel very strongly about Pentecost’s ability to hit and to remain behind the plate as he is considered Toronto’s 4th ranked prospect and their Top Catching Prospect. Also, his name continues to be thrown around in many trade rumors.

Atlanta Braves (see rumor)

Philadelphia Phillies (see rumor)

Prognosis for 2016

Questions surrounding his ability to effectively control the running game after two surgeries in two years on his throwing arm will need to be answered. How will be perform after losing over a year in development? Will he still flash 10-15 home run power with gap power?

If healthy, expect Max to start the year with Lansing as their everyday catcher. If he’s unable to remain behind the plate, expect him to transition to 1st with Vancouver.

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