Blue Jays earn high praise in FOX Sports' 26-and-under rankings
By Eric Treuden
Jordan Shusterman and the staff over at FOX Sports recently released a list that looks at teams around Major League Baseball and how they rank in terms of players that are only 26-and-under. This list takes prospects into account but also leans heavily on the talent that already is up in the major leagues for teams.
To start things off at the bottom, you have teams like the Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's, New York Mets and Texas Rangers. Each of these clubs, especialy the Giants, Mets and Rangers, have a ton of talent on the team but it's primarily consisting of longtime veterans playing out massive contracts.
The Toronto Blue Jays find themselves all the way up in the No. 5 spot, which is a huge compliment to how the front office has gone about drafting some of the young stars who are tearing it up at the big league level.
Other clubs in the American League East weren't so lucky. The New York Yankees ranked 20th, the Boston Red Sox landed in the 15th spot and the Tampa Bay Rays landed in the No. 8 spot.
There are currently four teams whose rankings have not yet been announced. This includes the division rival Baltimore Orioles, who have to be near the top thanks to the presence of both Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson.
The three remaining clubs have to be some configuration of the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Guardians.