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

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7. Mason Fluharty - LHP - #28 Prospect (New Hampshire)

The second prospect to make his way up to Double-A, Mason Fluharty has comfortably found his place in the Fisher Cats bullpen and seems to have Major League potential. After allowing a single earned run across 15.1 innings for Vancouver, Fluharty was brought to New Hampshire where the lefty has recorded 39 strikeouts in 29.1 innings while notching four saves in the process. Fluharty will have to tone down the walks (14 so far in Double-A), but he's been borderline unhittable for lefties this season. Fluharty's delivery (almost as far on the first-base side as you can go) and cutter/sweeper mix have held left-handed hitters to a .179 average and 42% K rate this season. With left-handed-pitching always a need for Major League squads, Fluharty could find himself on a big league roster next season at the earliest, and at having just turned 22, he has plenty of time to establish himself.

8. T.J. Brock - RHP (New Hampshire)

Another member of the Fisher Cats bullpen, T.J. Brock hasn't had the success that Fluharty has achieved at the Double-A level, but definitely has shown the ability to reach that level. Brock has a 7.66 ERA with New Hampshire (compared to 1.77 with Vancouver) and has allowed six home runs in 22 innings with the Fisher Cats. He's being used in high-leverage situations this season (six saves) and has demonstrated a strong ability to notch strikeouts (35 in AA). Equipped with an upper 90s fastball and a wicked slider, Brock has excelled against right batters, holding them to a .218/.352/.333 slash line. As you can tell, walks have been an issue for Brock, but he's only walked two batters in August and has lowered his ERA by almost seven points this month. While he finds himself on the outside of the team's top 30 prospects, it shouldn't be long before he works his way onto the list.

9. Peyton Williams - 1B/DH - (Vancouver)

At 6 foot 5 and 255 pounds, Peyton Williams can look like an intimidating force in the batter's box. Despite his frame, Williams hasn't generated a ton of power between Bluefield, Dunedin, and Vancouver, only collecting 23 extra-base hits in 65 games. The power is starting to show for Williams, as he's recorded 2 homers in his last 4 games, but will likely need to improve if he wants to work his way up the minors. Williams has quite a bit of competition at first base right now (namely Vladimir Guerrero Jr.) and it doesn't seem likely he'll be changing positions any time soon, so he'll likely be in the minors for a couple more years. Williams hit for the cycle in University for Iowa and has two triples this season so speed might not be as big of an issue as it may appear for the big lefty.

10. Dylan Rock - LF/RF -(New Hampshire)

The 10th pick made by the Blue Jays, Dylan Rock made his way up to Double-A due to his stellar work defensively in the corner outfield and being a four-year college player (he turns 25 on August 21st). Rock hasn't had the bat pick up from where it was at Texas A&M but recently returned from the IL in a big way, hitting his fifth home run of the season in his first game back. Unfortunately for Rock, too much time has been spent on the IL, and when he's been healthy the bat hasn't been there. In 35 games with New Hampshire Rock is slashing .212/.308/.381, and at nearly 25, Toronto will have to make a decision on Rock soon. If in the final month of the season, the bat can pick up and he can limit his strikeout numbers to where they've previously been he has the potential to break out, but time is against the outfielder at this point.