Pardinho dealt with elbow tightness in spring training last year, but came through it and logged 37.2 innings split between rookie ball and single-A Lansing. He pitched to a 2.15 ERA with an 8.4 K/9 rate over a combined 37.2 innings, with all but four of those frames coming with Lansing.
The 19-year-old right-hander is the Blue Jays’ fifth-ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. He features a fastball that can reach 96 m.p.h. as well as a plus curveball that serves as his best secondary offering. His arsenal also includes a slider and change-up.
Pardinho signed with the Blue Jays for $1.4 million as a 16-year-old in 2017 after an impressive amateur career pitching in his native Brazil.