Ranking all of the Blue Jays’ rookie debuts in 2023 (so far)

How have the Blue Jays rookies who made their MLB debuts fared so far in 2023?
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#4 Mason McCoy

Acquired from the Seattle Mariners at the trade deadline in exchange for pitcher Trent Thornton, Mason McCoy was an under-the-radar pickup by the Jays, as they added infield depth to the organization. He has the unique combination of power, speed, and steady defence in his game as just last season, he popped 21 home runs and 63 RBI along with 22 stolen bases with the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers.

It was expected that McCoy would play out the season at Buffalo, but with the Jays running into an array of injuries as of late, they were forced to bring up an infielder to help replace the loss of both Bo Bichette and Matt Chapman. Surprisingly, it was McCoy who ended up getting the call, whereas many of the Jays’ faithful were expecting the likes of top promising prospects Orelvis Martinez and Addison Barger.

Nevertheless, McCoy has made the most of his opportunity, but has been mainly used as a pinch runner and/or defensive replacement late in games so far. In five games, he has scored two runs, along with going 0-for-1 at the plate with one strikeout. In the field, he has had one play so far, helping turn a double play in six innings of playing time. The sample size is definitely quite small to determine what sort of an impact he could have with the Jays for the rest of this season. But for now, he appears perfect in the role he has played so far and could eventually help the Jays to a key win or two down the stretch before healthy bodies start returning to the lineup.