Prospects who could make their Blue Jays debut in 2022
While it doesn’t seem like the regular season will start on time with the ongoing CBA negotiations, there most likely will be an MLB season but potentially shortened from the regular 162 game schedule. Well, at least hopefully there will be some Blue Jays baseball this year (trying to be optimistic amongst the back and forth).
Everything considered, the Blue Jays have a few prospects who could be knocking on the MLB door at some point this season, whether it be for Opening Day or later on in the campaign. Some may not even with the Jays organization.
A former ninth-round pick of the Blue Jays back in 2017, the Blue Jays decided to put southpaw Zach Logue on the 40-man roster in order to protect him from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft (that has not happened yet with the lockout but is most likely to resume once the season is a go).
Logue spent last season split between AA and AAA, finishing the campaign with a combined 3.67 ERA through 24 starts and one relief appearance. He tied Nick Allgeyer for the most starts with the Bisons (17) and in innings pitched (89.1) but posted better numbers, pitching to a 1.11 WHIP and limiting opponents to a .236 batting average.
Logue will most likely start this season down in AAA but could be a dark horse to make the rotation if he posts strong Spring Training numbers to steal the fifth spot or injuries befall the current rotation. It is more likely he makes his debut later in the year in either a spot start capacity or in the bullpen but the Ohio product is one name to watch this year amongst the Jays’ prospects in the higher levels of the minor leagues.