Reviewing MLB Pipeline's in-season update of the Blue Jays' Top 30 prospects

Which prospects are the biggest risers and fallers, and who has been added and removed from Toronto's Top 30 rankings?
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Blue Jays Top 30 prospect fallers

Eleven Blue Jays prospects saw their stock drop with the recent update. Despite some big fallers, these players all managed to stay on the list.

Toronto's 2022 first-round pick, Brandon Barriera (2,4), drops two spots and keeps his place in the top five despite a disappointing initial pro campaign. The 19-year-old's biggest problem has been his durability, as he's battled arms issues (elbow, shoulder and biceps) with two separate trips to the IL.

Barriera has only thrown 20 1/3 innings, mostly in Low-A Dunedin, but has flashed the potential that caused the Jays to take him 23rd overall. After an impressive debut, he has racked up 25 strikeouts at a 31.3 percent strikeout rate, along with a 3.98 ERA and .093 WHIP.

The biggest fallers, outfielders Gabriel Martinez (12,27) and Dasan Brown (15,30), both tumble 15 spots after not making much headway in High-A this season. Both players have struggled at the plate. Martinez is hitting .240 with a .653 OPS, while Brown's average sits at .225 with a .644 OPS. Brown's speed is still in play, with 22 steals, but he needs to figure out how to get on base more often.

Their teammate, starting pitcher Adam Macko (9,23), sinks 14 spots while carrying a 5.73 ERA this season but still has significant upside and "is learning to trust process over results," per Sportsnet's Shi Davidi. Vancouver infielder Cade Doughty (8,16) falls eight spots despite posting a decent .268/.352/.463 slash line in his first full season in the system and still possesses potential for a high ceiling.

Further up the farm system, two Triple-A players also see their stock fall. Yosver Zulueta (3,10) has struggled with his control again this season, posting a 7.05 BB/9, and was recently reassigned to the Florida Complex League to work out some kinks. Fellow reliever Hayden Juenger (10,22) slips 12 spots now that he's no longer starting but has logged 74 strikeouts in 57 innings out of the bullpen.

Despite a promising start to his pro career, outfielder Enmanuel Bonilla (17,25) drops eight spots. The Jays' biggest international free agent signing is sporting a healthy .296/.397/.408 slash line in the Dominican Summer League. Still only 17, Bonilla is younger than the league average and has yet to tap into the raw power that makes him such a tantalizing prospect. He has just two home runs but has reached base safely in 45 of his 47 games.

In 19 games since a 5-for-6 breakout performance, Bonilla is slashing .352/.428/.521 with four doubles, two triples and 11 RBI while cutting his strikeout rate down to 18.5 percent from his previous 27.7 percent rate.

Three Low-A prospects round out the group of fallers.

After a rough start to his Dunedin Blue Jays tenure, shortstop Tucker Toman (5,15) slides 10 spots out of the top five. Being only 19, "There's still the potential for an all-around game here," per MLB Pipeline. "But it's going to be a longer climb than first envisioned when Toman entered the system,"

Versatile defender and speedster Adrian Pinto (16,26) has only played 35 games this year, struggling with leg injuries that have kept him out of the lineup. Shortstop Manuel Beltre (20,29) drops to the bottom of the rankings after an underwhelming season so far, hitting .235 with a .682 OPS in 79 games.

NEXT: Additions to the Top 30