Blue Jays: Jordan Groshans Prepares for 2020

David Corcoran
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 11: A detailed view of Louisville Slugger baseball batting gloves at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 11: A detailed view of Louisville Slugger baseball batting gloves at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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The 2019 season was a bit of a let down for the Blue Jays top positional prospect Jordan Groshans as he went down twice early in the season with injuries.  Groshans last played a game on May 13th when he left the game before getting an at-bat. This past week, Groshans created some excitement as he tweeted out a video of him doing some running drills.

Jordan Groshans shared the exciting story with Adam Kloffenstein about two close friends who played high school baseball together, got drafted in the same season, by the same team and both signed instead of going the college route.  Both have excelled and are two of the Blue Jays top prospects.

While Kloffenstein was drafted in the third round, the Blue Jays selected Groshans with the 12th overall pick in 2018 and he produced immediately in Rookie ball.  He finished his first professional season with a .296 average, 18 extra base hits and 43 RBI in 48 games.

2019 started even better as management decided that he would skip Vancouver and was assigned to Dunedin.  Despite fighting through the lower body injury, Groshans was still able to bat .337 with eight extra base hits over 23 games despite being one of the youngest players in the league.

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Groshans enters 2020 as the second best prospect for the Blue Jays behind poster boy Nate Pearson, and the infielder is ranked 67th in all of baseball according to mlb.com’s rankings. Pearson recently moved up to 10th, and is third among the pitching prospects.

Groshans projects to be one of the cornerstone pieces for the future of the Toronto Blue Jays.  He will likely be the main piece that pushes Vladimir Guerrero Jr to first base as Groshans will play either shortstop or third base with Bo Bichette playing the other position.

It isn’t clear where Groshans will start the season, but he should set finishing the season in New Hampshire as his goal.  High hopes would have fans seeing Groshans get some time in Toronto at some point in 2021.

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