Spencer Horwitz is the exact prospect the Jays need right now

Another season, another Spencer Horwitz article.

While I don’t think Horwitz is necessarily untouchable, I do think the Jays should think long and hard about trading the 24-year-old lefty.
The first baseman really started to make waves in the 2021 season with the Vancouver Canadians. Horwitz slashed .290/.401/.445 with ten homers for a wRC+ of 131. Horwitz also had a 27-game hitting streak, a record for the Northwest league. I wrote about his 2021 season here.
The Jays sent him to play for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League where he posted a .375/.460/.484 slash line in 74 plate appearances. Although he only hit one homer, he had a walk rate of 12.16% while only striking out 14.86% of the time. Horwitz was by far the best Blue Jays representative on the team, eclipsing Gabriel Moreno and Leo Jimenez.
Spencer started the 2022 season in Double A where you guessed it, he absolutely raked (and improved). In 281 plate appearances, Horwitz slashed .297/.413./.517, along with tying his career high in homers with 10. While he struck out (19.2%) more than he walked (15.3%), his wRC+ of 156 led to a promotion to Triple A.
You can imagine how Horwitz has done with the Bisons. In 34 plate appearances, he’s slashing .333/.412/.567 with a homer. Much like previous levels, he’s kept the K% down (14.7%) while walking quite a lot (11.8%). While this is a sm …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation