Going into 2020 season there was not much of an expectation for the Blue Jays to make the playoffs, but they pulled it off. Despite finishing the 2019 season by posting a 67-95 record, there was a lot of positivity as the team was building a strong foundation.
This past summer was supposed to be another year of development with opportunity for rookies to come and showcase their talents at the highest level. It ended up being just that, and there were a lot success stories from this young group.
We already know the Blue Jays’ roster has a lot of youthful talent, but there’s a lot more where the likes of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and company have come from. In 2020 we saw the much-anticipated debut from Nate Pearson, and while injuries kept him from making the most of his first taste in the big leagues, he still gave us plenty to dream on over the winter.
As for the top five Blue Jays rookies from 2020, Pearson didn’t make this list, which should give you some indication of the depth of young talent, and the encouraging signs from each of them this season. And when you combine this year’s crop with the sophomores who debuted in 2019, it’s easy to understand why the Blue Jays are feeling pretty good about the future of their club right now. The future appears to be very bright.
In this article, I’ll take a look at the top five rookies for the Blue Jays.