Blue Jays release 2024 Spring Breakout roster

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There’s something new for baseball fans this year’s spring training in Florida and Arizona. MLB has announced the inaugural Spring Breakout, a showcase of the best prospects on each team facing off against each other from March 14-17. The rosters for each team were made public on Thursday morning, and here’s a look at the squad the Toronto Blue Jays will be fielding. The team plays against the New York Yankees on March 16th at 4:05 pm.


The biggest name in this group of hurlers is the 2022 first-round pick, Brandon Barriera, the Jays’ No. 4 prospect. The 20-year-old lefty is looking to accelerate through the system, similar to the path to top prospect Ricky Tiedeman

Adam Macko, who was acquired along with Erik Swanson as part of the Teoscar Hernandez trade, is facing a crucial year in his development and will be part of the roster. Yosver Zulueta (No. 17), coming off a disappointing season, and Connor Cooke (No. 20), a popular pick among teammates when asked who would win a slam-dunk contest, are other notable names. The one to watch could be Landen Maroudis, a 19-year-old who has risen to be the club’s twelfth-ranked prospect. 


None of the three catchers on this team, Phil Clarke, Edward Duran, or Maykel Minoso, is among the top 30 on the Blue Jays prospects list. 


All eyes will be on Arjun Nimmala, last year’s top draft pick, who is just 18-years old. The Spring Breakout will be the young shortstop’s first chance to show his skills to Jays fans. The other prominent players on the diamond have been with the big-league camp, like Leo Jimenez, Addison Barger, Damiano Palmegiani, and Spencer Horwitz. Orelvis Martinez, the team’s No. 2 prospect, was notably omitted, which may say more about his chances of breaking camp than a plummeting stock. 


Alan Roden has gone from a relative unknown to perhaps one injury away from the show. The 24-year-old is getting a long look at camp and is showing the skills that have allowed him to accelerate through the system. Enmanuel Bonilla is the highest-ranked prospect (No. 8) in the minors, who most Jays fans haven’t seen play. The 18-year-old Dominican native has big-time power potential.