President Mark Shapiro and GM Ross Atkins goal was to build up a deep farm system that would have waves of talent coming up and entering the big leagues. We’ve already seen that first wave of talent arrive, with the likes of Vlad Jr, Bo Bichette and Nate Pearson all making their debuts in the past two seasons.
Even with all the talented players the Jays have had graduated to the big leagues, evaluators still see the Jays having a strong farm system that is going to produce more impact Major League players.
MLB Pipeline recently released their 2021 Pre-Season Top 100 Prospect rankings. The Blue Jays were well represented with four players on the list: Nate Pearson (10); Austin Martin (22); Jordan Groshans (46); and Simeon Woods Richardson (87).
Having four top 100 prospects is great, and it is more than what a lot of teams have. But the Jays have done a great job building up a really deep farm system that goes beyond just these four.
You could make a case for plenty of other Jays prospects to be on this list right now, and there are plenty of prospects in the system who are well positioned to take a step forward this coming season and put themselves on this list in the future. Because of this, I wanted to take a look at the five players in the Jays farm system who are most likely to be featured on MLB Pipelines future top 100 ranking.