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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TORONTO, ON – JULY 09: Simeon Woods Richardson #87 of the Toronto Blue Jays wears a mask during an intrasquad game at Rogers Centre on July 9, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – JULY 09: Simeon Woods Richardson #87 of the Toronto Blue Jays wears a mask during an intrasquad game at Rogers Centre on July 9, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /

#4. Simeon Woods Richardson- Pitcher

Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Curveball: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 60

Simeon Woods Richardson appears as if he is going to the crown jewel of the Marcus Stroman trade with the New York Mets. The Blue Jays acquired Woods Richardson along with fellow pitcher Anthony Kay in exchange for Stroman in the summer of 2019.

The 20-year old posted a 3.80 earned run average in 2019 with an impressive 2.54 earned run average in six starts following the trade to Toronto. The hurler also made his debut on the Baseball America Top 100 prospect list coming in at 61 in a previous ranking.

Woods Richardson factors to be a mainstay in the rotation in the next couple of years and was recognized for having the Best Control and Best Changeup in the entire farm system.

#3. Jordan Groshans- Shortstop

Hit: 60. Power: 60. Run: 50. Fielding: 50. Arm: 60

Jordan Groshans in all likelihood will be the next prospect to make an impact with the big club. The 21-year old was selected 12th overall in the 2018 amateur draft but has only played 71 games due to injuries and the pandemic.

In 71 professional games, Groshans is batting .309/.376/.457 with 83 hits including 19 doubles and seven homers in 303 plate appearances. The shortstop will presumably end up at third base with Bo Bichette firmly entrenched at the shortstop position.

Groshans spent last season at the Blue Jays training site working out under the watchful eye of the Blue Jays coaches. Baseball America has pegged Groshans to have the Best Infield Arm throughout the minor league ranks.

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