The off-season is HOT right now around the entire league. The Toronto Blue Jays are beefing up the pitching staff, while multiple players across the show are picking up their enlarged paycheques and securing their employment for the next five to seven years.
We can speak on all that, however, let’s pay some attention to what’s behind the scenes. The Blue Jays had prospects participating in the Arizona Fall League, while other players getting their work in, independently. The farm system and upcoming talent are looking hot and ready to go. The market to add more to the farm system is also rich and optimistic. There market is one that is not spoken on much; the international market. The Blue Jays may have eyes on a specific ranked prospect to add to the farm system.
His name is Luis Meza, a 17-year-old catcher out of Mariara, Venezuela. Luis Meza is ranked number 33 of MLB’s top 50 ranked international prospects. Venezuela is a catcher’s breeding ground currently and they’re producing a ton of all-around eye-catching prospects. The Blue Jays top catching prospect, Gabriel Moreno is a Venezuelan-born player, who was also an international free agent signee. The Blue Jays also had an international free agent signee, in Vladdy Jr, the franchise’s present and future.
Although there aren’t a ton of metrics on Luis Meza currently, his initial film and evaluation show promising things for the future of this young athlete and a possible diamond in the dirt for the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays are the favourites to sign Meza.
Blue Jays Interest, C Luis Meza Evaluation Synopsis
Luis Meza Is an average 50-55 grade scale all around, with a lower end on his speed and running. His 17-year-old make-up is very promising from a projection standpoint and he shows traits of increased development down the line.
His tools are present with evident fine catching skills, in blocking, receiving, and set-up. He displays a strong and athletic body type which assists him behind the dish in being a wall and being agile. He’s able to move like a hockey goalie and explode out of his position to react. His arm is above average with strong potential and his bat can touch all fields with raw power, quick hands, and above-average bat speed.
Meza could very well be in the Blue Jays system soon. More to come on this top international prospect!