Keith Law of The Athletic reveals his Blue Jays top-20 prospects list for 2023
No. 15: RHP Dahian Santos
Santos, 19, is turning into a strikeout master in the minors, punching out 39 percent of batters in High-A. His ERA was over 10.00 during that time, but you have to take the small victories where you can find them, right?
Spending the majority of the season in A-Ball, Santos went 4-5 in 19 appearances (14 starts) and posted a 3.44 ERA with 120 (!!) strikeouts in just 73 innings.
No. 14: LHP Adam Macko
Macko, one of the two pieces acquired in the Teoscar Hernández trade, is a starter by trade but is labeled by Law as a future bullpen piece.
He has had issues staying healthy in each of the past two seasons but has a decent mid-90s fastball and strikes out a ton of guys with it. In 95 innings since 2019, he's struck out 14.0 batters per nine innings, good for a total of 148 Ks.
No. 13: INF Cade Doughty
Doughty, selected with one of the free picks awarded to the Jays after the loss of Robbie Ray and Marcus Semien, got into 26 games last season in with Dunedin, hitting six home runs with a .272 batting average along the way.
The 21-year-old is a 45-grade defender at both second base and third base according to Law and could ultimately end up moving to an outfield corner down the line.