Ranking the top 10 most important young players to the Blue Jays’ future

Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have been a solid contending team every year for the past three years, after enduring a short rebuilding period between 2017 to 2019. During their contending years, they had maintained a winning percentage above .533 each year and had successfully made it to the postseason in two of the last three seasons. Their ultimate goal definitely would be to continue their winning ways for now and the future, eventually leading to greater achievements and championships.

However, to maintain a successful MLB franchise over a long period of time, it is essential that the makeup of the major league roster consists of veteran, experienced players, mixed in with a continuing influx of up and coming core of young players.

The experienced players would lead by example and help guide the youthful core, while those young players would also need to be able to contribute at a high level to help balance the eventual loss or departure of any productive, aging players as the years go by. In doing so, they would be able to help sustain the team’s winning mentality and culture, in addition to eventually providing the same guidance and leadership to the next generation after them.

Here, we rank the top 10 most important and influential young players in the Blue Jays organization, as they will be essential and counted upon to bring stability and long-term success for the ballclub for hopefully many years to come.

The main criteria for selection to this list is that the player under consideration must be currently aged 25 years or younger, and that the player can currently be a part of any level in the Jays’ organization (minor or major leagues).