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

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20. Josh Kasevich- A+ (Previous Rank: 19)
23 y.o / RHH / SS

Kasevich doesn't swing and miss which gives him a high floor of production. He ran some of the best bat-to-ball metrics in the minor leagues and has the approach to walk a fair amount too. Unfortunately, he has little to no game power to speak of. Kasevich hit just 4 home runs and his raw power and groundball rates indicate that it was no fluke. As a singles hitter his upside with the bat is fairly minimal. Part of what might make Kasevich a productive big leaguer is that he is a sure-handed shortstop and profiles as a long term fit in the middle infield.

19. Chad Dallas- AA (Previous Rank: 18)
23 y.o / RHP / SP

Dallas had a 3.65 ERA and respectable peripherals across 123.1 innings in 2023. His low to mid 80s sweeping slider is still great, averaging over a foot of horizontal break. He uses that pitch more than his 93 MPH fastball and has outstanding feel for it. His fastball is solid but a bit ordinary. When his command of it isn't locked in it tends to get hit. Dallas throws a curveball and changeup as well but they're fringe average offerings. The nature of his arsenal and arm slot means he's susceptible to lefties so he added an intriguing cutter this year to help patch that weakness. Dallas improved his walk rate and has the command to be a long-term starter. His arsenal may make more sense in the bullpen but he showed enough in his workhorse 2023 to ward off concern for the time being.