Blue Jays Top Prospect Could Win Opening Day Bullpen Spot

He has a chance to win a spot in the big-league bullpen this spring, according to Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic.

Toronto Blue Jays' Yosver Zulueta is a promising pitching prospect with a history of injuries.

Despite this, the Jays are willing to give him a chance as a starter, in the long-term, due to his upper-90s fastball and three offspeed pitches that have shown flashes of above-average potential.

However, given his recent struggles with command and a potential need for short-term help in the bullpen, Zulueta could find himself in the mix for a relief role this upcoming season.

Zulueta made impressive strides in his development last year, climbing four minor league levels and compiling a 3.72 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 84 strikeouts across 55.2 innings in 21 appearances (12 starts) from Low-A Dunedin to Triple-A Buffalo.

While his long-term future remains in question, Zulueta's arsenal is undeniable, and his ability to perform in high-leverage situations could make him a valuable asset for the Blue Jays in the short term.

He is the Blue Jays' fifth-ranked prospect.