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

Ricky Tiedemann
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22. T.J Brock- AA (Previous Rank: 28)
24 y.o / RHP / RP

Brock had an elbow scare early this year but he has since completed his rehab assignment and is back pitching at Double-A. He continues to strike batters out in bunches, maintaining his elite minor league K rate. Brock gets the job done mostly with the quality of his slider. It's a high-80s gyro that hitters rarely touch. Even when they do make contact it tends to be of the weak variety. Brock's other offering is a 95-96 MPH fastball. It has the velocity to play but has got hit quite hard in the past due to its shape and his command of it. Brock is older and could give the Jays innings soon if he can maintain average command over a few months span.

21. Mason Fluharty- AAA (Previous Rank: 28)
22 y.o / LHP / RP

Fluharty is a rare true reliever prospect. He was drafted as one in 2022 and has made short work of the lower minors as he's already in Triple-A and performing well. He's a classic fastball/slider reliever but with a twist as the fastball comes in at just 87-88 MPH. Obviously, this caps Fluharty's upside significantly. But his fastball still gets results due to the tricky angle and its movement profile. His slider is a much better pitch, coming in at 79 MPH with over a foot and a half of horizontal break. This kind of pitcher profile works a lot better against same-handed hitters and that'll likely be Fluharty's role in the big leagues. He has dominated lefties across his minor league career. His arsenal, command, and left-handedness give him a good shot of being a useful reliever in the big leagues.