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Blue Jays: Jays Journal Top 30 Prospects List

Craig Borden
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#30 – Jonathan Davis – OF

Jonathan Davis is a talented athlete that is looking to put his entire package together in professional baseball. The speedy outfielder just had a great showing in the Arizona Fall League. He drove in thirteen RBI and scored 15 runs. In case that was not enough, he also popped six doubles, a homer, and stole seven bags. Yes the AFL is a small sample size, but this is very encouraging for a guy that has not shown a ton to the Blue Jays brass and has the tools to be an MLB player some day.

Estimated 2018 starting point – Double-A – New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Original post by Craig Borden (@Craigers1221)

#29 – Harold Ramirez – OF

Many were excited to see Harold Ramirez come to the Blue Jays as part of the Francisco Liriano acquisition, but Ramirez has had difficulties staying on the field. He owns a mighty bat that could become very formidable at the dish if he can stay on the diamond. Prior to joining the Blue Jays, he batted .306 with 49 RBI and 17 doubles. He has some thunder in that bat but has yet to put it together in the Jays system. He batted .266 with six homers and 53 RBIs this past season with the Fisher Cats. He will look to lock in early this season and show he is ready for another challenge.

Estimated 2018 starting point – Double-A – New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Original post by Brendan Panikkar (@Panikkar37)

#28 – Joshua Palacios – OF

Joshua Palacios is a solid hitter but has yet to develop some pop that could make him a real standout. Palacios is very athletic and has all the tools that the Blue Jays have been drafting over the past few years. He is quick, plays solid defense, and has a smooth crisp swing. This past season was a tale of two extremes for Palacios. After having a dreadful start and batting .195, he found his stroke in the second half. He assembled a .328 batting average with 17 extra base hits in the latter half of the season. This also came with some more production as he raked in 25 RBI and stole 12 bags.

Estimated 2018 starting point – Single A+ – Dunedin Blue Jays
Original post by Craig Borden (@Craigers1221)

#27 – Ryan Noda 1B/OF

Ryan Noda was the 459th overall pick in the 2017 Draft and is already to start looking like a steal for the Blue Jays. After the Draft, he joined the Appalachian League with the Bluefield Blue Jays. Here he proceeded to turn everyone’s heads with an outstanding showing. The big lefty crushed the pitchers to the run of a .369 batting average with seven homers. He also showed an advanced approach at the plate as he took 59 walks in just 66 games. This made him one of the most difficult outs on the team which has allowed him to select good pitches to mash.

Estimated 2018 starting point – Single-A – Lansing Lugnuts
Original post by Clayton Richer (@ClaytonRicher)

#26 – Kevin Smith – SS

The Blue Jays 4th round selection of the 2017 Draft, Kevin Smith has already shown off some incredible talents. Smith posted a nice cool .271 batting average in 61 games with the Bluefield Blue Jays. He showed plenty of power coupled with some excellent speed as he legged out 25 doubles and muscled eight homers. He also drove in 43 RBI and scored 43 runs while stealing nine bases. Smith has an exciting bat but also needs to improve on the 70 strikeouts he amassed while playing in 61 games to reach his full potential.

Estimated 2018 starting point – Single-A – Lansing Lugnuts
Original post by Mark Colley (@markcolley)

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