The Blue Jays have made an addition to their 60-man player pool, calling up 20-year-old catching prospect Gabriel Moreno to join the club at the Alternate Training Site in Rochester.
Catcher Gabriel Moreno, a consensus top 10 prospect in #BlueJays system, has been added to the club’s 60-man player pool.
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) August 15, 2020
Moreno is currently ranked as the Blue Jays’ No. 8 prospect by MLB.com. Signed as a shortstop during the international free agent signing period in 2016, the Blue Jays shifted Moreno behind the plate and he’s broken out as one of the organization’s top catching prospects.
Last season in Low-A Lansing, Moreno slashed an impressive .280/.337/.485 line. He also made contact on an eye-popping 88 percent of his swings and threw out 33 percent of stolen base attempts. Moreno is a bat-first prospect, but his incredible athleticism means he has the potential to be an all-around elite catcher.
So, why now? Is there anything behind the Blue Jays adding Moreno to the 60-man pool a month into the season?
The thing that jumps out to me is that only players who are a part of the 60-man pool can be traded …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation