5 early Blue Jays 2024 draft targets

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Luke Holman (LSU)
21 y.o / RHP / SP

I know the Jays like Holman because they drafted him in 2021. He ended up going off to college and had a strong season with Alabama in 2023. Holman transferred to LSU in 2024 and just like that he's the Friday night starter in Alex Box Stadium. Through three starts and 18.0 IP, he's yet to surrender a run with 30 strikeouts to just 2 walks.

Holman wasn't looked at as a first round guy entering the year but that looks like it might change. Everything works off his 93 MPH fastball. He boasts huge strike rates with the pitch and isn't afraid to attack hitters thanks to its exceptional shape. Holman's arsenal features two breaking balls. The slider has become more of a focal point for him but his curveball will get whiffs too. Holman also mixes in a changeup.

The main critique of him is his lack of a true plus secondary offering but he makes up for it with a great fastball and strong starter traits. Holman fills the zone up and has a big league body and operation. If he can add a bit more velocity to one (or both) of his breaking balls he has above average MLB starter potential.