Prized Blue Jays prospect Moreno impresses in 2022 triple-A debut

Toronto Blue Jays top prospect Gabriel Moreno. (Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

Top Toronto Blue Jays prospect Gabriel Moreno had an impressive triple-A season debut with the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night.

The 22-year-old Venezuelan catcher went 2-for-5 with an RBI and also made a couple of good defensive players in Buffalo's 6-4 win against the Rochester Red Wings -- the Washington Nationals' triple-A affiliate.

Moreno lined a single into centre off Red Wings starter and former Blue Jay Aaron Sanchez in his first at-bat.

Moreno then blooped one into right to drive in his first run in his second at-bat.

Defensively, Moreno threw out Andrew Stevenson trying to steal second in the first inning.

The Blue Jays signed the converted shortstop in 2016. Moreno received a $25,000 bonus upon signing at the age of 16.

He posted an OPS of 1.060 across three minor-league levels in 2021, including three games with Buffalo.

Moreno then was an all-star in the Arizona Fall League.

Moreno, who arrived late at spring training because of visa issues, is projected to make his major-league debut with the Blue Jays later this season.

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