While the Blue Jays minor league system is known for elite prospects like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, there are a lot of elite talents on the way.
By now you’re probably more than aware that the Blue Jays are entering into the first real season of their rebuild, but hopefully it won’t be a drawn out one. There’s good reason to think it could be a quick turnaround, and that’s because of the elite prospect talents that have already arrived, or are on their way, such as Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Danny Jansen, Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and more.
The casual fan may only be familiar with those four names and a handful of others who appeared at the big league level, like Ryan Borucki. However, the Blue Jays have quietly stockpiled an impressive collection of minor league talent, and they are arguably overflowing with infielders.
That’s never a bad thing of course, especially when it comes to prospects. Baseball is a sport that really doesn’t guarantee a lot for young players working their way through the minor league system, and many prospects that were supposed to be stars turn out to be anything but. The Blue Jays have plenty of examples of that kind of story.
However, with the big group of high-end talent throughout the system, there’s a very good chance the Blue Jays are going to have to move some players around to keep their best in Toronto, and/or they’re going to have plenty of trade chips to work with when they want to start supplementing the big league roster in a few years.
I’ve already mentioned some of the big names, but there are many more that you should know if you aren’t familiar with them yet.