Danny Jansen may be establishing himself as the catcher of the future in Toronto, but there is a lot of talent behind the plate in the Blue Jays’ system.
Now that the Blue Jays have fully committed to the philosophy of “out with the past and in with the future”, fans can get excited what the future holds.
I first became truly excited and started following Blue Jays prospects in 2011 when a trio of pitchers were coming through the organization together. These three were drafted the same season and progressed together, but I’ll save those details for a later time.
The fact is, I started getting excited about what those prospects could be. Rebuilds are only successful when you draft or trade for youth, then develop and see the fruition of those players. High hopes are just that, they are hopes. In the past, the Blue Jays have had high hopes with the likes of J.P. Arencibia, Travis d’Arnaud and even of A.J. Jimenez at one point. Once and a while you develop a catcher and you find them to be a superstar at a different position, ie. Carlos Delgado.
If you are a Blue Jays fan there is no way you don’t know of Danny Jansen, the now and future backstop of Toronto. The Jays drafted him, developed him, found a weakness and fixed it. But who else does Toronto have? In this article, I’ll dive into the top 10 most important catchers currently in the organization.