Toronto Blue Jays Prospects

Toronto Blue Jays updated 2021 Top 10 Prospect rankings

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Alejandro Kirk #85 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits during the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 15, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Alejandro Kirk #85 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits during the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 15, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 16: Alejandro Kirk #85 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a fly ball during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 16, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 16: Alejandro Kirk #85 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a fly ball during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 16, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

#6. Orelvis Martinez- Shortstop

Hit: 60. Power: 60. Run: 45. Fielding: 40. Arm: 60

The smooth fielding Orelvis Martinez is still just 18-years old and one of the most promising prospects in the Blue Jays entire farm system.

In 40 games with Dunedin in 2019, Martinez hit .275/.352/.549 with 20 extra-base hits including seven home runs in 162 plate appearances as a 17-year old. The International signee is still a few years away from the majors but he is already garnering attention.

The jury is still out if Martinez will remain at shortstop or slide on over to the hot corner. In his first professional season, the Dominican Republic native played 26 games at short and another 11 at third base.

Don’t sleep on Martinez, he has the makings of something special and could be a household name sooner than later.

#5. Alejandro Kirk- Catcher

Hit: 70. Power: 50. Run: 20. Fielding: 45. Arm: 50

Alejandro Kirk instantly became a folk hero after his MLB call-up this past season, the little ball of energy has an opportunity to surpass Danny Jansen as the primary catcher moving forward if he continues to hit major league pitching.

In nine games, the 22-year old hit .375 with nine hits and a homer in 25 plate appearances. The rookie also notched his first postseason hit during the Wild Card series. Kirk never played above High A ball before making his MLB debut this past season.

In 151 MiLB games, Kirk hit .315/.418/.500 with 163 hits, 41 doubles, 17 home runs, 101 runs batted in, and five stolen bases in 619 plate appearances on the farm.

Kirk was recognized by Baseball America for having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline among all the organization’s prospects.

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