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

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No. 18: INF Alex de Jesus

Acquired alongside Mitch White at the 2022 trade deadline, de Jesus did not get off to the best start with his new organization, but Law sees plenty to be excited about with him and his development.

Law points out that de Jesus has a "fantastic" swing from the right side, with good hand acceleration and a simple, direct path to the ball. The 20-year-old is a shortstop/third baseman who plays decent defense and has double-digit home run potential in his bat.

No. 17: INF Manuel Beltre

Per Law, Beltre took large enough strides defensively to perhaps remain at shortstop longterm, which would be ideal for him.

Beltre is still just 18-years-old and (obviously) has a lot of physical maturation in his future, so it will be interesting to see if he is able to add some pop as he grows. For now, he is a slick-fielding shortstop who, with growing patience at the plate, should become a high-walk, low-strikeout, high-contact guy for the Jays.

No. 16: INF/OF Adrian Pinto

After coming over to Toronto in the Randal Grichuk/Raimel Tapia deal, Pinto has quietly been a solid contributor in the Jays' system.

Standing at a whopping 5-foot-6, Pinto is pint-sized but has some decent pop in his bat paired with above-average patience at the plate and speed on the basepaths.

On defense, he has experience at second base, shortstop and center field but is best suited at second/center instead of shortstop, per Law.