Blue Jays top prospect Nate Pearson ranked No. 10 by MLB Pipeline

Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Nate Pearson. (Cliff Welch/Getty Images)

Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Nate Pearson has moved into the top 10 in MLB Pipeline’s final top 100 prospect rankings of 2019.

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.

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