3 Blue Jays players you may have forgotten were on the 2022 Opening Day roster

Apr 26, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Gosuke Katoh (29) is greeted by
Apr 26, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Gosuke Katoh (29) is greeted by / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Forgotten Blue Jays players from the 2022 Opening Day roster.

Throughout any given Major League Baseball season, there is a ton of roster turnover on all 30 clubs. The Blue Jays have never been immune to chronic turnover, and the 2022 season was no different.

Last year, Jays fans were spoiled with some of the talent that took the field. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and George Springer led the offense while star shortstop Bo Bichette waited until the final month of the season to take off at the plate.

Let's travel back to this time last year and check out three Blue Jays players that made the Opening Day roster you may have forgotten about.

Gosuke Katoh

Katoh was signed to a minor league contract by the Jays in December of 2021. He made 14 appearances in spring, going eight-for-24 (.333 average) with two doubles, a home run, three runs driven in and two stolen bases.

This performance was enough to warrant his inclusion on the Opening Day roster. His Blue Jays tenure consisted of just eight games in which he went one-for-seven (.143) before being optioned to the minors. He resurfaced in April but once the active roster size decreased from 28 to 26, he was once again optioned and later designated for assignment; only to be claimed by the Mets.

Zack Collins

Collins came to the Jays after failing to produce on his potential as a catcher on the White Sox. He was acquired by the Jays in the beginning of April in exchange for fellow catcher Reese McGuire. Collins had more appeal to Toronto because of his lone minor league option, while McGuire was out of them.

Prior to joining the Jays, he had gotten into eight games for the Sox in Spring Training, going two-for-12 (.167) and continuing his downward trend at the plate. After starting the season opener at designated hitter for the Jays, Collins once again failed to produce at the plate (.194 in 26 games) and was indeed optioned to Triple-A. He remained on the 40-man roster until the end of the year and was designated for assignment (and later claimed by the Pirates) in September.

Tayler Saucedo

When the 2022 season rolled around, Saucedo didn't seem to have done enough in the year prior to warrant a spot on the Opening Day roster. In 2021, he had made 29 appearances, posting a 4.56 ERA and 99 ERA+ in 25+ innings of work.

After a decent spring showing in which he didn't allow a single run in five innings of work with nine strikeouts, Saucedo was ticketed for Triple-A before last minute injuries to Nate Pearson and Ryan Borucki opened a spot for him on the big league roster.

After posting a 13.50 ERA in 2.2 innings of work to open the season, Saucedo went down with a hip injury that ended his season and ultimately his Blue Jays career. He was designated for assignment in November before being claimed by the New York Mets.