Blue Jays: 5 Prospects off to disappointing starts on the farm

Feb 25, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel (13) looks on from the dugout in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel (13) looks on from the dugout in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 4, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Jon Harris- New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Jon Harris is another high upside Fisher Cats hurler who has stumbled out of the proverbial gate. Both he and Sean Reid-Foley have been searching for answers for much of the 2017 season.

The former first-round draft selection has a 5.95 earned run average and a 1.551 WHIP after 7 stats. Harris has allowed 26 earned runs while fanning 30 hitters in 39 innings of work, to put the earned runs statistic into perspective, the hurler only allowed 21 earned runs in 84.2 innings of work with the Lansing Lugnuts last season.

Last season Harris really asserted himself as a legit prospect for the Blue Jays moving forward posting a 2.71 earned run average fanning 99 in 129.2 innings pitched between two levels in 2016.

The right-hander has struggled retiring lefties as well surrendering 16 earned runs and 5 home runs to the tune of a 7.45 earned run average in 19.1 innings on the bump. The 23-year old will have to dial in his splits if he wants to be an effective hurler at the next level and moving forward.

The Blue Jays will continue to be patient with Harris hopeful that he can buckle down and overcome this latest funk and turn 2017 around.

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