Toronto Blue Jays prospects who dominated in 2017
Ryan Borucki- Pitcher
Ryan Borucki has arguably been the organizations best starting pitcher on the farm this season. The hurler was selected by the Blue Jays in the 15th round, 475th overall in the 2012 amateur draft. The 23-year old was flawless on the bump in 2017 and surpassed the likes of Sean Reid-Foley and Conner Greene on the Blue Jays pitching depth chart.
Borucki began the season in High-A ball with Dunedin where he made 18 starts before being promoted to New Hampshire where he made another 7 starts for the Fisher Cats. The native of Illinois would finish off the campaign tossing a 6 inning shutout for the Bisons.
He would put up a 2.93 earned run average fanning 157 hitters in 150.1 innings of work drastically improving upon his 2016 earned run average of 4.18 he accumulated with Lansing and Dunedin. Borucki will begin the 2018 campaign in Buffalo and should make his MLB debut shortly thereafter if he can continue trending up.
The Blue Jays have very few minor league starters who are ready to make the jump to the majors as most of their heralded arms regressed in 2017 so Borucki was a welcomed surprise for the Blue Jays moving forward.
Get to know him now as he will be sporting Blue Jays colours sooner than later.
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