One Year Later: How the Blue Jays' Top 10 2022 draftees have performed in 2023

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3. Tucker Toman - 3B/SS - #15 Prospect (Dunedin)

Taken 17 picks after Kasevich, and at only 19 years old, Tucker Toman seems like a long-term project for the Jays. The switch-hitting infielder has struggled at the plate in his first full season and has seen his prospect rank within the organization drop from #5 to #15. Hitting .215 and striking out 120 times in 96 games, Toman's hitting marginally better as a left-handed hitter (.216) versus as a right-handed hitter (.200) but the power has been non-existent with just 27 extra-base hits this season. Toman seems to be dropping a bit on the prospect rankings for the Jays, but at only 19 years old still has ample opportunity to turn things around before he gets leapfrogged by another one of the numerous infield prospects within the organization.

4. Cade Doughty - 3B/2B - #16 Prospect (Vancouver)

The third infielder taken in the team's first four picks, Cade Doughty has shown glimpses this season of what made him shine playing for LSU. Doughty has been great defensively, committing just 8 errors this season (five at third, three at second), and has coupled that with 15 home runs. Doughty's strikeout numbers are high (107 so far this season) but to this point, he has a career .822 OPS in the minors, so you can live with the punchouts. Depending on Toronto's future plans he could see himself working his way up the rankings (with his quickest route to the team likely at second), but for the time being he's still a couple of years away.

5. Alan Roden - LF/RF - #7 Prospect (New Hampshire)

One of the biggest surprises within the organization, Alan Roden has turned an unspectacular 2022 into a great 2023. Not even ranked before the season, Roden has hot-shotted himself all the way up to Double-A, after hitting .321/.437./459 for Dunedin. Since the promotion, the lefty hitter's offense started off slow but has improved significantly lately, going 7 for his last 11, raising his slash lines for New Hampshire to .310/.430/.460. Roden has continued to walk at an elite level at both levels, totaling seven more base-on-balls than strikeouts this season, and while the power at double-a is just coming, he did hit 23 doubles in 69 games for Vancouver. Speed is a part of Roden's game as he's stolen 19 bases this season, and he's played solid defensively in the corner outfield. Toronto loves hitters who take a lot of pitches and get on base at a high level, so if Roden continues his torrid pace, a promotion could be coming sooner than some thought.

6. Ryan Jennings - RHP - (Vancouver, Currently on IL)

The second pitcher taken by Toronto, Ryan Jennings got off to a solid start before being placed on the IL in June, shutting down his season to this point. Starting off the season working 1-4 innings, Jennings had been fully stretched as a starter, working 12 innings across two starts for Dunedin before being called up to Vancouver. For the Canadians, Jennings made two starts, going four innings in each and allowing three runs, before his IL placement on June 24th. This season, Jennings boasted very high strikeout numbers (11.6/9) but the walks have been a big issue (3.7/9). Jennings will likely start next season in Vancouver, so hopefully will a full season ahead of him and an elite curveball, he can earn a place in the team's top 30 prospects.