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

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30. Nolan Perry- ROK (Previous Rank: UR)
20 y.o / RHP / SP

Perry is the only newcomer to the list this time around after a string of positive reports on him at the Florida Complex League. His 7.28 ERA can be tough to get past but there's little value in looking at results over process especially at the Rookie Ball stage of development. His peripherals are more than fine and 38.1 innings is hardly a big sample size. Perry has a projectable frame and the chance for a dynamic fastball. It's 92-93 MPH right now with lots of ride and run. Both his breaking balls have shown potential and he has some feel for landing them in the zone. His changeup is infrequently used. Perry has shown the potential for average control and command. He's far from a finished product but flashes more starter traits than most at this level. Perry talked with JaysJournal's Eric Treuden earlier this month and you can find that interview here.

29. T.J Brock- AA (Previous Rank: 30)
24 y.o / RHP / RP

Brock is a true relief prospect and was a lot better than his ERA would indicate in his first pro season. He posted an incredible strikeout rate across High-A and Double-A which was largely driven by 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 his 95-96 MPH fastball. It has the velocity to play but got hit quite hard at Double-A due to its shape and his command of it. There's likely not much projection ahead of Brock and he'll need to keep ironing out the fine details of pitching to be a productive MLB reliever.