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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Mar 1, 2021; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays Jordan Groshans #77 poses during media day at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports /

Jordan Groshans

A prominent member of the Blue Jays top prospect list since being selected in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft, infielder Jordan Groshans has worked his way through the minor leagues and could be a late season call-up contender in 2022.

While an ankle injury did sideline the Texas product for a majority of the 2019 campaign, Groshans posted solid numbers in AA last year, finishing the season with a .291/.367/.450 slash line with 40 RBI and a .817 OPS through 75 games. He did miss a few weeks late in the campaign but was able to prove his bat can play above A ball while splitting time defensively at shortstop and third base.

light. Related Story. Could Jordan Groshans crack the big league roster next year?

Groshans is likely going to be starting the season in AAA and has the potential to be a late-season call-up, especially if the active roster options at third base are struggling (if the front office does not find outside reinforcements). This will be his biggest test but it is no secret that the bat is what is going to carry him to the big leagues and a strong 2022 campaign with the Bisons will set him up for a Jays debut sometime in 2022 or early into 2023.

The righty-batter could also be a potential trade option as the club looks to explore veteran infield options or another starting pitcher but was given a vote of confidence when the front office decided to trade fellow Fisher Cat Austin Martin at the trade deadline last season.

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Two things standing in his way to making the Jays roster is his primary shortstop position is blocked by Bo Bichette (and he is not going anywhere) and that he needs to be added to the 40-man roster. Both are easy fixes, in that his calling card is most likely third base anyways and a DFA could make some room for Groshans, but its a wait and see process for the former first round pick.