Blue Jays: Looking at the catching ranks throughout the system

David Corcoran
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 4: Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides across home plate to score a run on a fielders choice groundout in the second inning during MLB game action as Danny Jansen #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays waits for the throw at Rogers Centre on September 4, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 4: Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides across home plate to score a run on a fielders choice groundout in the second inning during MLB game action as Danny Jansen #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays waits for the throw at Rogers Centre on September 4, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, CANADA – SEPTEMBER 14: J.P. Arencibia #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws out the baserunner in the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles on September 14, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA – SEPTEMBER 14: J.P. Arencibia #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws out the baserunner in the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles on September 14, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

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.

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