Toronto Blue Jays prospects who dominated in 2017

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Ryan Noda- First Base/ Outfielder

Ryan Noda was selected by the Blue Jays in the 15th round, 459th overall of the 2017 amateur draft from the University of Cincinnati. Noda went straight to work after signing with the Jays poised to prove he belonged in professional baseball.

Noda put up Bichette like video game numbers in his first season with Bluefield slashing .364/.507/.575 in 276 plate appearances. The promising 21-year old also slugged 7 homers and swiped 7 bags while splitting time between first base and the outfield during his first 66 games.

The 6’3″ lefty proved that although he is no stranger to the strikeout that he can also work an at bat for a walk. Noda whiffed 60 times but conversely drew 59 bases on balls to offset the swing and misses.

The first baseman was firing on all cylinders during the dog days of summer as he was named the Appalachian League Player of the Month in July. Noda batted .444 with 40 hits including 14 for extra bases during the month to take home the honours.

Noda is a fly under the radar, late round pick who is worth keeping an eye on early next season. If I was a betting man Noda becomes a household name before it is all said and done.