NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 15: Alejandro Kirk #85 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits during the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 15, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
The Blue Jays also expected to be one of Lindor’s top suitors this offseason.
In 2011 Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins was apart of the Cleveland Indians front office that selected Francisco Lindor in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. This offseason, he’s expected to push to bring Lindor to Toronto.
The Blue Jays have one of baseball’s best farm systems that would give the Indians an opportunity to tap into in a potential trade.
Groshans is Toronto’s third-ranked prospect and was selected by the Blue Jays in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft. With the Blue Jays selection of fellow middle infielder, Austin Martin in the first round of the 2020 Draft and Lindor projected to head North of the Border in this Mock Trade, Toronto can afford to let the former first-rounder go and give Cleveland a potential replacement at short.
Kirk is the Blue Jays’ sixth-ranked prospect who made his MLB Debut for the club in 2020. In nine games, Kirk provided promising signs as he slashed .375/.400/.583 with a home run and three RBI’s.
With Roberto Perez 31 and not much catching depth behind him, Kirk would be the perfect addition to the Indians’ current and future roster.
Finally, Pardinho is Toronto’s 12th ranked prospect who was selected by the club in the third round of the 2018 MLB Draft. In two minor league seasons so far, the right-hander has held opposing hitters to a .203 average as he seems on pace to reach the majors by 2022.