The Blue Jays drew from their deep farm system, pushing in at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline to acquire José Berríos for a pair of top prospects.
However, Toronto's system still holds a few future gems. In the latest Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list, the Blue Jays have four of the league's top 100 prospects:
No. 8 — C Gabriel Moreno
Gabriel Moreno hasn't played a double-A game since June 25th, but he just keeps rising up prospect lists. Four spots up from the pre-deadline edition of the top 100 list, Moreno is still Toronto's top prospect per BA, and the second-best catching prospect in all of baseball (behind only former No. 1 pick Adley Rutschman).
Moreno was recently moved into the top spot in Toronto's system for MLB.com, as well, despite missing time after a hit-by-pitch. The 21-year-old catcher recently restarted play for the FCL Blue Jays, and GM Ross Atkins said he could return to double-A New Hampshire before the 2021 minor league season is over.
No. 57 — RHP Nate Pearson
Toronto's former top prospect is just days away from losing his prospect status and graduating off BA's list, but Pearson remains in the Top 100 for now. After a difficult season featuring undiagnosed injuries, a fall down prospect rankings, and a lengthy rehab and transition to the bullpen, Pearson is finally consistently appearing for the big league club.