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

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10. Jace Bohrofen- A (Previous Rank: 8)
22 y.o / LHH / OF

I also had a third-round grade on Bohrofen and he slipped to the Jays in the 6th round. He hit immediately as a pro, posting a 1.080 OPS and 7 home runs in 97 plate appearances. He’s an SEC bat who crushed non-conference and destroys fastballs so the excellent performance at Single-A wasn't too unexpected but the magnitude of it was undeniably impressive. Bohrofen has above average or better raw power and an advanced feel for accessing it in games. He chased pitches out of the zone at only a 17.5% clip at Single-A which is an incredible number that indicates he was not fooled by the pitching he saw. He'll swing and miss against soft stuff and that will be something to monitor as he moves up the ladder and faces pitchers who can spin and locate a breaking ball consistently. He has mostly played right field and he's a fine defender there. Bohrofen projects as a typical power hitting corner outfielder and has the advantage of batting left-handed.

9. Adam Macko- A+ (Previous Rank: 16)
23 y.o / LHP / SP

For most of the year Macko seemed destined for the bullpen. But from August 1st onward he was flat out dominant, posting a 2.96 ERA with a 2.46 FIP and a 29% K-BB%. This performance landed him a 40 man spot which is a good indication of how the organization perceives the league to value him. His 93 MPH fastball is a good pitch for him with carry from a low slot. His spike curveball is his signature offering, a rarity in a slider-heavy Jays system. It has huge depth and touches 3000 RPM, giving hitters fits even when they know it's coming. Adding on a pretty good changeup and slider, he has a deep starter's arsenal. When Macko has everything working you see flashes of a Top 100 arm. When his feel for locating isn't there he's quick to unravel. Still, it was a positive year despite the 4.81 ERA. His FIP was nearly a full run better indicating some bad luck and he cut his walk rate down to reasonable while still showing above average stuff. He also checked another box by staying healthy and tossing 86 frames. The left-hander was added to the Jays' 40-man roster this offseason, protecting him from the Rule 5 Draft and giving him a leg up on the competition for a big league roster spot in 2024.