Keith Law of The Athletic reveals his Blue Jays top-20 prospects list for 2023

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Every year, Keith Law, a senior baseball writer over at The Athletic, reveals his highly-coveted prospect rankings. He does a top-100 league-wide prospect ranking as well as top-20 lists for all 30 Major League Baseball teams.

Earlier on Tuesday, Law released the Blue Jays prospect ranking list (subscription required). Let's dive into it and see if there are any surprises.

No. 20: 1B Rainer Nunez

Starting things off with Nunez, a shortstop-turned-first baseman who, quite honestly, is going to need some work if he is going to stick around in the organization.

Nunez, 22, is a big dude who is likely going to either be a longterm first baseman or designated hitter, per Law. Last season, he hit 25 doubles with 19 home runs and 82 RBI in 120 games, posting a .304 batting average along the way.

However, Nunez strikes out entirely too much and doesn't have a lick of patience at the plate to draw walks. At the early stages of his career, he looks like a home run or bust type of player (think Mark Reynolds), but as he develops there could still be hope for him. With the serious lack of defense, he's going to need to really compensate with the bat.

No. 19: INF/OF Otto López

López is the lone representative on this list to have actually made his big league debut already, making appearances in each of the past two seasons for the Jays.

Law describes him as the "perfect utility man" thanks to his ability to play both shortstop and center field at an above-average rate, as well as pretty much any other position on the diamond.

He doesn't have a ton of power to speak of, but he's got the contact ability, the speed on the bases and the positional versatility to carve out a nice career as a guy who can bounce around wherever he's needed.