The latest rankings came out from Baseball America, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the Blue Jays top prospect. Who has held that honour over the last decade?
According to Baseball America, the Blue Jays have some of baseball’s best prospects, but of course you know that already if you follow the team at all. Vladimir Guerrero Jr was the top ranked Blue Jay coming in at #3, and Bo Bichette was also in the top 10, ranking at #8. With that the Blue Jays are the only team in baseball to have two players in the top ten, and it’s no wonder fans are excited about the future.
They also had Anthony Alford coming in at #60, and newcomer Nate Pearson ranking at #91, which is a testament to his talent after just being drafted in 2017. Alford is a former two sport star who made his MLB debut in 2017, but unfortunately suffered a broken hamate bone and had the opportunity cut short. Pearson thrived with the Vancouver Canadians, posting a 0.95 ERA over 19 innings and demonstrating that the Blue Jays may have found a late round steal.
Baseball America also updated a few other lists on the Blue Jays page, which got me thinking it might be worthwhile to take a look at the top Blue Jays’ prospects each year over the last decade. I’m sure it’s full of names that many of you will remember well, and some that might surprise you. At 19, Guerrero is arguably the most exciting prospect we’ve seen in the Blue Jays’ system, maybe ever, but there have been other names that were discussed at great length in the past as well.
Let’s have a look.