It’s not exactly a secret that the Toronto Blue Jays have decided to go with a veteran roster built to compete now rather than waiting on prospects to come up and make an impact.
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos set that plan in motion last year when he traded some of his top prospects in exchange for proven veterans.
As a result of those moves, the team’s pool of minor league players ready to make the jump to the majors has shrunk considerably.
With the Blue Jays off to a decent start in the 2014 season and veterans making up most of the 25-man roster, there doesn’t appear to be much room on the team for minor leaguers at the moment.
But, as we all know, the Opening Day roster almost never makes it intact through the whole season. Trades, injuries and underperformances can often end up opening doors for unheralded players in the minors to come up and contribute at the major league level.
Let’s take a look at three possible candidates in Toronto’s system that will likely see some time in the majors this year.
All stats are from baseball-reference.com.