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Prospects who could make their Blue Jays debut in 2022

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 01: Bats and batting gloves are seen ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on October 1, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 01: Bats and batting gloves are seen ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on October 1, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) /
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Bowden Francis

Acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers last season alongside reliever Trevor Richards, right-hander Bowden Francis found himself in AAA Buffalo and also on the Blue Jays top prospect list at #28.

He started the season in AA within the Brewers system but once traded to the Jays, he would make 14 appearances (13 starts) for the AAA Bisons, posting a 4.19 ERA with a 1.192 WHIP through 73.0 innings.

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He did see a slight increase in his BB/9 to 3.8 (a full point higher than what he posted in AAA with the Brewers) and doubled his HR/9 to1.8 after joining the Jays organization. While some of these stats may be cause for concern, the Jays also decided to protect Bowden from the Rule 5 Draft and he is currently on the 40-man roster, which gives him an inside track over some other names on this list.

Similar to Logue, Francis is a longshot to make the Jays Opening Day roster but is a solid contender to be a midseason/late-season call-up if he can post solid numbers in 2022 down in AAA.

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