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

Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. / Mark Blinch/GettyImages
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No. 2 - SS Bo Bichette

Selected in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Bichette had been putting his superstar potential on full display right from his first at-bat in professional baseball. His ability to spray the ball to any parts of the field at different speeds, angles, and power makes him one of the most prolific hitters in all of MLB. He has never had a batting average below .286 in his career, maintains an OPS over .800 year in and year out, and have been the MLB hits leader for the past two seasons.

His main flaw, which unfortunately is quite evident, is his suspect defence, as each time Bichette is set to unleash a throw to first, Jays fans everywhere would be holding their breath and hoping for the best. He has definitely shown some signs of improvement for this year, as he is sitting on a DRS of 2 compared to -16 last year, as well as maintaining a .975 fielding percentage so far this year, compared to last year’s .958. If he can work on cleaning up and solidifying his throws, together with his exceptional hitting prowess, there is no question he would be in the annual MVP discussion each and every year. Nevertheless, both Bichette and the final player on this list help form the main, youthful ”core” in which the Jays’ roster will be built from for the foreseeable future.