It’s Time We Talked About Ryan Borucki
You would think a left handed pitcher with a career minor league ERA of 3.32 would get serious attention as a potential building block of a franchise. You would think a 23 year old with a combined ERA of 2.93 across the top three levels of the minor leagues would get the attention of a potential rotation cornerstone. You would think prospect with solid command, a clean delivery, and above average movement would get the attention of a being at worst, a Top 100 prospect.
Yet despite doing all of the above, I’m willing to bet most of you have never even heard of Ryan Borucki. Borucki currently ranks as the Blue Jays 14th ranked prospect by mlb.com and was quoted as having a fastball “with late movement that helps him generate ground-balls.” MLB’s list also gave Borucki a grade of 50 on the 20-80 scale, which translates to roughly league average or 2 WAR per season.