5 early Blue Jays 2024 draft targets

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Trey Yesavage (East Carolina)
20 y.o / RHP / SP

Yesavage is off to a hot start in 2024. As of writing he's sitting at a 1.00 ERA with a 15 K/9 in 18.0 IP. If he continues this trajectory he won't be available at No. 20 but for the sake of this write-up I'm going to maintain the possibility that he's an option for the Jays.

Yesavage pitches from an extreme over-the-top arm slot. His fastball typically sits between 93-95 MPH with huge carry. The pitch averaged 22 inches of induced vertical break last year, carrying it to an above average bat missing fastball.

There's a lot to like with Yesavage beyond that.

His curveball looks the part of a plus pitch with tons of break, good velocity, and big whiff rates. His cutter/slider is a real weapon against right-handed hitters and his changeup is a solid offering that steps up when it's on. Yesavage has the arsenal to deal with hitters of both-handedness and has continually improved his strike throwing. Very few (if any) pitchers in the class have this deep of an arsenal with a big league body and command and control. He's one of the few "no doubt" starters in the class and would be a great addition to the Jays farm system.