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

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No. 6: RHP Yosver Zulueta

Likely the closest prospect to the big leagues for the Jays, Zulueta is a 25-year-old starter who could excel either in a starting rotation or a bullpen. He comfortably sits in the high-90s with his fastball and regularly hits triple-digits. He's got the stuff, but the command just isn't there.

At one point last season, Zulueta walked 18 batters in 19 innings. That will need to be harnessed as he moves up the organizational totem pole. He also has missed significant time with injuries over the years.

He missed 2019 thanks to Tommy John surgery. Then the COVID-cancelled 2020 season happen. Then he tore an ACL facing the first batter of the season in 2021.

Law points out that Zulueta has the stuff to be a starter longterm, but he has an immediate path to the bullpen in the big leagues, even as early as this season.

No. 5: RHP Sem Robberse

Robberse, 21, is a tall and lean pitcher who Law says lost some weight entering the 2022 season, resulting in him losing some mileage on his fastball.

He is a command-first pitcher who doesn't strike out a ton of batters but also does a nice job of limiting walks and home runs. He has been in the Jays system since 2019 and has a combined 11-14 record in 48 appearances (44 starts) with a 3.59 ERA.

Law says that if Robberse is able to put some of the weight back on, his velocity should once again increase and that alone could propel him into the conversation of "top-10 pitching prospect in the sport".

No. 4: INF Tucker Toman

Another pick from the 2022 MLB Draft, Toman was selected by the Jays in the third-round and is an intriguing switch-hitter who is worth keeping an eye on.

Law mentions that he projects to hit for average and above-average power once he fills out. He goes on to say that there are some concerns about Toman's strikeouts as he sees more non-high school pitching, but he is still just 19-years-old so for now, we can push that off to the side.

Unlike Barriera, Toman got into some games last season in Rookie Ball, hitting .290 with seven walks in 11 games and 46 plate appearances.