Blue Jays promote top prospect Gabriel Moreno

The Toronto Blue Jays have posted one of the best records in the American League in 2022, and their talented roster is expected to get even better this weekend with the promotion of the organization’s top prospect, Gabriel Moreno.

On Thursday, Blue Jays reporter Keegan Matheson broke the news that Moreno, a talent viewed as the fourth-best prospect in baseball, is set to join the big league club on Friday ahead of the team’s series against the Detroit Tigers. It’s unclear if the 22-year-old will start Friday night, but he will be activated and on the roster for the series.

Moreno was signed by the organization in 2016 out of Venezuela for just $25,000. He showed immediate potential during his inaugural Single-A season in 2019. However, he stormed to the top of prospect lists last year when he smashed opposing pitchers to the tune of a .373 batting average and eight home runs before a hand injury cut his season short.

Despite the team having successfully gone with a catcher by committee strategy to begin their 2022 campaign, they now have a need at the position with veteran Danny Jensen hitting the IL.