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Pearson dominates as Bisons open in Trenton with 6-1 win

Righty fans eight before bullpen locks down win
May 4, 2021

After not playing for 610 days the Buffalo Bisons return to the field Tuesday night for Opening Day playing like they never plan to waste another game. “The players were so excited to get on the field and play in a game and get into a competition that when they

Top Blue Jays prospect Pearson to travel to Trenton with Bisons

Blue Jays reinstate Nate Pearson from IL, option him to Triple-A
April 29, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced that they have reinstated top prospect RHP Nate Pearson from the injured list and optioned him to the club’s alternate training site. Pearson will travel to Trenton, NJ with the Bisons.’s 10th overall prospect in baseball, Pearson has not appeared in a game

State of the System: Toronto Blue Jays

Pearson, Martin soaring among balanced group of prospects
November 30, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Jays' Pearson blazes his way into record books

No. 7 overall prospect hurls 101.5 mph heater, sets club mark
September 26, 2020

It’s no secret that Nate Pearson throws hard. Through three Minor League seasons and a handful of appearances in the bigs this year, the top Blue Jays prospect put on display one of the best fastballs in the game and in the Toronto organization as a whole. Now, after just

Pearson heads to IL with elbow problem

Top Blue Jays prospect felt tightness after start on Tuesday
August 19, 2020

The Blue Jays suffered a setback Wednesday, placing top prospect Nate Pearson on the injured list with elbow tightness.

Blue Jays’ Pearson shines in scoreless debut

No. 8 overall prospect yields pair of hits and walks in five innings
July 29, 2020

The circumstances of Nate Pearson’s debut in the Majors likely defied his expectations. But his performance in what became a home game for the Blue Jays in an empty Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. certainly fit his scouting report. "He gave us a chance, it was outstanding. He was fun

Pearson will start for Blue Jays on Wednesday

Toronto to summon top prospect for MLB debut against Nationals
July 27, 2020

We now have a liftoff date for one of the game's top pitching prospects. The Blue Jays are calling up top prospect Nate Pearson for his Major League debut against the Nationals on Wednesday, according to's Keegan Matheson. Pearson has been on the Toronto taxi squad since the 2020

Prospects in the Blue Jays’ 2020 player pool

Pearson, Woods Richardson ready to soar north of the border
July 15, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

The Road to The Show™: Nate Pearson

Young hurler has inched closer to leaving Jays nest for the bigs
July 6, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Jays right-hander Nate Pearson. Toronto's top prospect is a prime example why wins and losses are a devalued statistic to many, particularly in

Toolshed: 2017 Draft retrospective

High-school trio at top, Pearson's move up north still stand out
May 26, 2020

The 2020 First-Year Player Draft is coming, and without regular-season baseball being played yet due to the coronavirus pandemic, it could be the first big Major League Baseball event of the summer. The 2020 edition is likely to take place on June 10 and be as little as five rounds,

Toolshed dream lineup: The 23-year-olds

Jays' Pearson, Giants' Bart among those closing in on Majors
April 21, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. So far, the series has focused on teenagers, 20-year-olds, 21-year-olds and 22-year-olds. This time, we turn our attention to

Jays' Pearson ends spring on impressive note

Toronto's top prospect wraps up Grapefruit League with 1.29 ERA
March 12, 2020

Due to the emerging national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball decided to suspend Spring Training games at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon and postpone Opening Day.Getting one more opportunity to start, top Blue Jays prospect Nate Pearson wrapped up an impressive Grapefruit League campaign by earning

Righty Pearson flocks to Blue Jays camp

Top prospect headlines 13 non-roster Spring Training invitees
February 7, 2020

Another year, another Top-10 prospect at Blue Jays camp.Following the footsteps of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., No. 8 overall prospectNate Pearson was invited to Toronto's big league camp on Friday, along with 12 other non-roster invitees.

Jays' Pearson spins gem in Triple-A debut

No. 14 overall prospect hurls seven shutout innings for Bisons
August 20, 2019

On the mound at the Minors' highest level on his 23rd birthday, Nate Pearson gifted himself a personal-best start. In his International League debut, Toronto's second-ranked prospect twirled a career-best seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out three, but Triple-A Buffalo dropped a 4-1 decision to Rochester on Tuesday

Jays' Pearson heads to Triple-A Bisons

Club's No. 2 prospect gets promoted for second time this year
August 18, 2019

Nate Pearson is getting a change of scenery for the third time this season.Toronto's second-ranked prospect was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday after 16 appearances in the Eastern League with New Hampshire. He went 1-4 with a 2.59 ERA and 69 strikeouts over 62 2/3 innings.

Pearson finally gets first Double-A win

Blue Jays No. 2 prospect hurls 5 2/3 scoreless frames for Cats
August 15, 2019

After 16 games in the Eastern League, Nate Pearson got into the win column Thursday. Toronto's No. 2 prospect allowed four hits and struck out six over 5 2/3 innings as Double-A New Hampshire squeaked past Binghamton, 1-0, at NYSEG Stadium. 

Pearson continues rise with Fisher Cats

Jays No. 2 prospect extends scoreless streak to 11 2/3 innings
July 30, 2019

If performances like the one Nate Pearson produced on Tuesday -- in which Double-A New Hampshire pitching coach Vince Horsman classified as being "B-minus or C-plus" -- Toronto fans have a lot to look forward to.The second-ranked Blue Jays prospect made his second consecutive scoreless start on Tuesday night, allowing two hits

Pearson puts on a show for Fisher Cats

Jays No. 2 prospect doesn't allow hit over pro-best 5 2/3 innings
July 24, 2019

At some point in near future, the reins will come off Nate Pearson. Given more leeway Wednesday, the 22-year-old showed what he could do, even if the competitor in him yearned for more.Toronto's No. 2 prospect didn't allow a hit while striking out eight over a career-long 5 2/3 innings,

AL rallies for tie in unique Futures Game

Huff, Patiño play starring roles in newly formatted showcase
July 8, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The All-Star Futures Game was supposed to be many things. It was supposed to be a seven-inning game. It was supposed to be a continuation of last year's slugfest that saw the teams combine for a record eight home runs. It was supposed to, at the very least,

Blue Jays' Pearson lands on Double-A IL

No. 41 overall prospect has 2.70 ERA since joining Fisher Cats
June 22, 2019

Nate Pearson has been nothing short of dominant this season, but he'll be on the shelf for at least the next few days. The second-ranked Blue Jays prospect was placed on the seven-day injured list, retroactive to Thursday, with an undisclosed ailment.

Pearson dominant again for Fisher Cats

Jays No. 2 prospect allows one hit in five scoreless innings
June 9, 2019

Nate Pearson's season has been a seesaw of short outings and longer outings -- all by design -- to get him ready for a strong summer run. Judging by his last few, it's working.Toronto's No. 2 prospect allowed one hit over five innings in his second straight scoreless start, the

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 4

Marlins' Miller keeps streaking; Jays' Pearson dominates
June 5, 2019

Marlins LF Brian Miller, Double-A Jacksonville: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R -- Miami's No. 14 prospect ripped a ground-rule double in the fourth inning, singled in the sixth and capped his big night an RBI single in the ninth as he extended his hitting streak to a Southern

EL notes: Pearson undaunted in Double-A

No. 3 Blue Jays prospect hoping to go deeper as season rolls on
May 29, 2019

Nate Pearson attacks his routine between starts with the mindset that he's going seven-plus innings his next time out, despite knowing that won't be the case.In the wake of limited innings over his college career and a season-ending injury during his debut start last season, the Blue Jays are choosing

Jays' Pearson plays up in Double-A debut

No. 71 overall prospect allows two hits, fans eight in five frames
May 7, 2019

Exactly one year ago Tuesday, Nate Pearson made his Florida State League debut. And exactly one year ago Tuesday, a line drive struck him on the arm and caused him to miss the rest of the regular season. But that was the furthest thing from his mind during his first Eastern League start.The Blue

Toronto's Pearson soaring up to Double-A

Jays sending No. 3 prospect to Fisher Cats in Eastern League
May 2, 2019

Toronto's top two prospects -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette -- passed through Double-A New Hampshire in 2018. Now, it's Nate Pearson's turn. The Blue Jays promoted their third-ranked prospect Thursday from Class A Advanced Dunedin to the Eastern League. The organization also sent Pearson's batterymate, No. 30 Riley Adams,