Spencer Horwitz – First Base
A 24th round draft pick back in 2019, Radford University alum Spencer Horwitz had one of the top campaigns in the Blue Jays minor league system last year.
Spending a majority of the 2021 campaign with the High-A Vancouver Canadians, Horwitz was the OPS leader on the club amongst qualified players (.846) and finished with a .290/.401/.445 slash line. He appeared in 105 games for the Canadians, another team-high while also contributing 10 home runs, 62 RBI, and 70 walks compared to 66 strikeouts. He would be promoted to AA New Hampshire towards the end of campaign and would collect six hits, two home runs, and four RBI through 16 at-bats. Horwitz spent a majority of his time on the field at first base and finished the year with a .994 fielding percentage, comitting only four errors through 721.1 innings.
The Maryland product would find himself with the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League once the Minor League season was over and wouldn’t miss a beat. In 16 games, Horwitz compiled a .375/.459/.484 slash line with 24 hits on his way to a .944 OPS and being named to the AFL East All-Stars roster.
One would imagine that the lefty-batter will find himself back in AA after the impressive season he had in 2021. He could potentially begin the year in High-A before a quick promotion to the next level if he can continue to play similar to how he did this past season.