This time of year is like Christmas for fantasy baseball enthusiasts and the Toronto Blue Jays roster is littered with a plethora of viable high-upside fantasy options for the 2020 season.
Whether your fantasy vice is roto or head to head, the Blue Jays have a number of talented options available to get you to the promised land. Let’s see how Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and company stack up against the rest of the fantasy competition.
Fantrax has ranked the Top 500 Dynasty players for the 2020 campaign and surprisingly the Blue Jays only have two players in the Top 100 on their list. Guerrero Jr. came in just out of the top 10 ranking 14th while Bo Bichette checked in on the list at 26th.
Following the duo, Cavan Biggio ranks 105th while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is not far behind him at 119th. Fireball throwing prospect Nate Pearson debuts at 124th as these draft projections are for a dynasty keeper league as opposed to a year-to-year redraft league where he would not rank as high.
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The Blue Jays prized offseason signing Hyun-Jin Ryu gets very little love from Fantrax coming in at 178th. The draft position appears a little high seeing the hurler finished second in National League Cy Young voting in 2019.
Infield prospect Jordan Groshans slides into the list at 242nd, five spots ahead of closer Ken Giles who they tabbed at 247. Prospect Orelvis Martinez joins the fun at 284 while Alek Manoah is tabbed at 422. Outfielder Randal Grichuk makes the list five spots later at 427 while Danny Jansen finally showcases at 443.
RotoWorld Magazine conducted a mock draft with their experts for their annual Fantasy Baseball Publication. The mock draft was a 12-team, 23 round snake re-draft.
Vladdy was the first to be selected but not until the 4th round, 42nd overall by Nate Grimm. Bichette would go next in the 6th round, 63rd overall selected by Nick Doran. Starting pitching began to go off the board in the 9th round and Doran once again opted for a Blue Jay drafting Ryu 106th overall.
Grimm doubled down for another pair of Blue Jays players taking Giles in the 12th round, 138th overall and then Gurriel shortly thereafter in the 13th round, 151st overall. Christopher Crawford got into the Blue Jay fun drafting Cavan Boggio in the 14th round, 163rd overall, the second baseman could be a steal for Crawford snagging him that late in the draft
Crawford would come back to the well in the 21st round taking a flier on Nate Pearson with his 246th selection in the draft. Matthew Pouliot would end the Rotoworld proceedings taking Grichuk with his final pick in the draft 265th overall.
If you do your due diligence and strike early, you can definitely land some of your favourite Blue Jays for the upcoming fantasy season.
Who are some players you are targeting in your upcoming draft?