6 Blue Jays prospects who improved their stock with a hot month of May

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In the past few years, the Toronto Blue Jays have utilized free agency and the trade route to bolster their roster to meet the competition. By doing so, they were able to obtain key players such as Kevin Gausman, Kevin Kiermaier, Daulton Varsho, Brandon Belt, Chris Bassitt, and Erik Swanson to name a few. As much as the Jays prefer employing that route to build a strong team, ultimately, they will require the infusion of some young players from their own system to help complement the team to enable long term success.

As the Jays begin to look to the development of their young players in the minor leagues, there have been a few players who have performed quite well recently, with hopes to finally making the big show one day in the near future.

Here, we take a look at six Blue Jays prospects who have definitely improved their value in the organization after a strong performance in the month of May.

Davis Schneider – Jays MLB Top Prospects ranking #28

Davis Schneider is kind of the “forgotten” one, as he was selected by the Jays in the 28th round back in the 2017 MLB draft. Basically, it was around the time when hyped prospects such as Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Danny Jansen and Rowdy Tellez started to make their mark in the system as well. As a result, Schneider inadvertently was often overlooked as he flew under the radar for majority of the time. Over the past five years, Schneider gradually moved up the Jays’ minor league system, with his biggest jump coming in 2022 when he went through three levels from High-A to Triple-A. He had been a decent player throughout his minor league career, but nothing that really jumped out of the page.

This season, he was off to a slow start with the Buffalo Bisons, producing a stat line of .242 average, .815 OPS, three home runs, 12 RBI, nine walks and 19 strikeouts. But Schneider had a sudden surge in the month of May where he hit .264 with an OPS of .975, 17 runs scored, eight home runs, 19 RBI, three stolen bases, 18 walks and 22 strikeouts, as people were beginning to take notice of him. With the ability to play both in the infield and outfield, along with his solid production to date, look for his versatility and reliability to help eventually pave his way to the big leagues when the chance comes.