Blue Jays' top prospect caps BIG night (4 H, 4 RBIs) with walk-off

May 7th, 2022

What. A. Night.

The Blue Jays' top prospect, Gabriel Moreno, had the best game of his young 2022 season Friday evening, delivering a walk-off base hit for Triple-A Buffalo to cap a four-hit, four-RBI performance versus Durham.

With the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Moreno punched a single past a five-man infield and into right field to send the Bisons to a 5-4 win. Toronto’s catcher of the future and No. 7 prospect in MLB, per MLB Pipeline, also laced a scorching line drive off the shortstop’s glove to drive in two in the third inning and smacked a double down the left-field line to score another in the fifth.

In the midst of his first extended stint at Triple-A, Friday’s outing pushed the 22-year-old’s slash line to .313/.353/.391 with a .744 OPS over 64 at-bats (17 games) this season. After a mild slump in late April, Moreno seems to be heating up with hits in each of his last five games.

Moreno is just one step away from the big leagues. Experts expect the promising backstop to make his Blue Jays debut by the end of this season. With a few more breakout performances like Friday, Toronto fans should be enjoying his company in no time.