Listed as No. 10 overall and No. 3 among pitching prospects, Pearson has seen an astronomical rise through MLB.com’s official rankings as he was sitting as the No. 76-overall prospect pre-2019.
The hard-throwing right-hander’s rise through the prospect rankings coincided with his rise through the Blue Jays’ minor-league system.
After being shelved for much of 2018 with injuries, creating skepticism over whether he could bounce back in 2019, Pearson shot up from high-A Dunedin and finished the year at triple-A Buffalo, dominating across all three levels, finishing his 2019 season with a sparkling 2.30 ERA with a 10.9 K/9.
Though Pearson didn’t get a September call-up this year, given the 2019 he had and his status as the organization’s top prospect regardless of position, there figures to be much anticipation for the 23-year-old to make his major-league debut with the Blue Jays at some point next season.