Here’s something that isn’t ‘the Blue Jays are in on ______’ or ‘the Blue Jays came second on ______’, which is a nice change of scenery! Baseball America has released its pre-season Top-100 list and it features six Blue Jays’ prospects…
14. Nate Pearson
19. Austin Martin
34. Jordan Groshans
69. Simeon Woods Richardson
70. Alejandro Kirk
96. Orelvis Martinez
The last time BA put out a list, it featured four Blue Jays, Pearson (No. 7), Martin (No. 16), Groshans (No. 31), and Woods Richardson (No. 67).
An injury-riddled debut season that saw him struggle with command drops Pearson a few spots while Martin, Groshans, and Woods Richardson remain pretty much where they were last summer.
The fact Martin is already ranked this high despite not having any at-bats since being drafted is very high praise for his raw talent and what he accomplished in college. Same goes for Groshans, who maintains a very high ranking despite only having 79 plate appearances over the last two seasons.
And then there’s Alejandro Kirk and Orelvis Martinez, who break BA’s Top-100 for the first time. Kirk, of course, gained a lot of hype last season with a very strong big-league debut and rockets all the way up to No. 70. Martinez, a …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation