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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#2 Spencer Horwitz

Spencer Horwitz has always been a consistently good, contact hitter coming up from the Jays’ minor league system. In his four seasons in the minors, Horwitz has hit a solid .303 with an .871 OPS, with 243 runs scored, 112 doubles, 38 home runs, 241 RBI, 245 walks and 265 strikeouts in 391 games played. His ability to see the ball well and make solid contact has been his strongest asset in his offensive repertoire.

Earlier this year, Horwitz had a cameo with the Jays when he made his major league debut in June. In three games, he went 2-for-10  with one run scored, one RBI and two walks. He would then be sent back to Buffalo for the rest of the summer, until his recent callup for the September stretch run. Since being recalled, he has provided some much-needed offence for the Jays in recent games.

Overall, he is batting .353 with a strong 1.064 OPS, three runs scored, one double, one home run, four RBI, three walks and five strikeouts. It appears as though his hitting prowess has certainly carried over from his successful minor league season right into the majors, and this bodes well for him with regards to more playing time down the stretch. Overall, he is probably the most consistent and reliable pure hitter among the group of rookies, which could play well when the going gets tougher near the end of the season. Also, depending on the decision of Brandon Belt at the end of the season, Horwitz could potentially be the team’s successor at the DH spot going forward.