Danny Jansen- Catcher
Catcher Danny Jansen had a season for the ages busting up the Blue Jays depth chart due to his offensive prowess in 2017. Janse was selected in the 16th round, 475th overall in the 2013 amateur draft out of high school.
In 2017 Jansen suited up for 104 games finally reaching his full potential offensively making stops in Dunedin, New Hampshire, and Buffalo. The 22-year old slashed .323/.400/.484 with 119 hits and 10 home runs on the season but really excelled in Buffalo with the herd batting .369 with 5 round trippers in 31 contests at Triple-A. Jansen also cut his strikeouts in half from the previous season whiffing only 40 times in 424 plate appearances while also drawing 41 walks.
The Blue Jays definitely have depth at the backstop position with prospects Max Pentecost, Reese McGuire also complimenting Jansen but he has definitely leapfrogged up the depth chart since the beginning of the 2017 campaign.
Jansen surprisingly wasn’t a September call-up but it is understandable seeing the catcher did begin the season in High-A ball. Jansen should in all likelihood bring his tools of the trade north of the border at some point in 2018.