9. Ryan Gold – Lansing Lugnuts – A Ball
It was now four drafts ago that the Blue Jays signed Ryan Gold out of Carolina Forest High School. As the seasons go on, Gold is seeing less and less time behind the plate.
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In 71 games played this year, he has caught just 30 of them. His bat seems to play quite well and he is seeing a bit more time at DH and 1B so not sure how much longer we can keep him on the radar as a catcher. Gold is currently batting .250 with 26 extra base hits in 71 games.
10. Christopher Bec – Dunedin Blue Jays – High A
The 2018 fifth round pick, Christopher Bec is in the midst of his second season with the Blue Jays. Bec has struggled a bit throwing out base runners at just 16% and doesn’t hit for much power as he has just eight extra base hits in 118 at bats. He doesn’t strike out very much as he has just 28 strikeouts this season. He has been stuck behind Alejandro Kirk this season for playing time. Bec may run into trouble with some higher end prospects all climbing at the same time.
As we’ve already mentioned, chances are the Blue Jays should have the top of their catching depth chart taken care of with Danny Jansen looking like an established starter. Thankfully there is quite a bit of talent throughout the catching ranks though, so the Jays should be well covered for quite some time, and/or could have some valuable trade chips down the road.