Jays Journal's Top 30 Blue Jays Prospects - 2024 Midseason Update

Ricky Tiedemann
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30. Franklin Rojas- DSL (Previous Rank: Unranked)
17 y.o / RHH / C

Rojas was the Jays top signing in their 2024 interntional free agent class. He started his season in the DSL just in the last few weeks and is off to a solid start. Rojas is quite strong for his age and he's already capable of hitting the ball hard with consistency. There's natural loft in his swing and he pairs that with good contact skills. Rojas was known to be an aggressive hitter as an amateur but he's so young there's really no telling what his approach will end up being. He moves smoothly behind the plate and blocks well. He is more advanced as a defender than you typically see at this age and he has a good feel for game-calling. His athleticism is on display with his pop times and catch-and-throw skills.

29. Riley Tirotta- AAA (Previous Rank: Unranked)
25 y.o / RHH / 1B

Tirotta is another older late bloomer bat-first infielder in the Davis Schneider and Spencer Horwitz mold. He has absolutely raked at both Double-A and Triple-A this year. He has posted high BABIPs, big power numbers, and a very healthy walk rate. The main issue is the strikeouts which have consistently been on the high end throughout his minor league career. Swing and miss is one of the hardest things to fix in a player, especially one who is 25. Despite this hole, Tirotta clearly has hitting ability and I do think much of his game can translate. His swing path grades out as elite which does wonders for his quality of contact and has proven to be an important element in predicting big league success. Tirotta may end up competing with Damiano Palmegiani (more on him later) for reps on the weak side of a 1B/DH platoon.