Keith Law of The Athletic reveals his Blue Jays top-20 prospects list for 2023
No. 12: INF Josh Kasevich
Kasevich, 22, is "a lot like Angels infielder David Fletcher", as described by Law, in that he never strikes out, draws his fair share of walks and has little to no power in his bat.
There's nothing wrong with the profile though, as Fletcher has already proven. Kasevich made it into 25 games for A-Ball Dunedin last year, hitting eight double with no home runs, drawing 11 walks and striking out only nine times along the way.
On defense, he primarily plays shortstop but added third base to his repertoire last season as well.
No. 11: OF Dasan Brown
Brown, a 21-year-old native of Oakville, Canada, is an 80-grade baserunner and "no worse than" a 60-grade defender in center field, per Law.
He is still gathering time in the minors so there's a ton of room for improvement, but the talent level is there. In 84 games last season, he hit 20 doubles and six home runs, stole 24 bases and had a batting average of .283. If there's any cause for concern, it's the fact that he struck out a whopping 102 times in those 84 games.
Brown is one heck of an outfielder and there's nothing wrong with the majority of his value coming from his defense and wheels. He brings the speed while other batters like Martinez (Orelvis and Gabriel) and Barger bring the bats.
No. 10: INF Addison Barger
Barger, 23, is another prospect in the system nearing a big league debut. He hit 26 home runs in 124 games last year and drove in 91. He has a nice blend of power and speed that make him an intriguing player to watch.
On defense, he calls shortstop home but his cannon of a throwing arm and below-average range suggest a move to third base is coming. Law says that Barger could also make a seamless transition to second base if needed.
Law also mentions that Barger could be a regular player on a non-contending team but would fit better as a utility option on a club like the Blue Jays.