Gabriel Moreno is a Venezuelan professional baseball player who plays for the  Toronto Blue Jays franchise. He was ranked 8th on Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 2021 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list. He was recently moved to the AAA side Buffalo Bisons by the team management.

Quick Info 
Full NameGabriel José Moreno
Date Of BirthFeb 14, 2000
Birth PlaceBarquisimeto, Venezuela
OccupationBaseball Player
Age21
Height5 ft 11 inches (180 cm)
Weight160 lbs (72 kg)
NationalityVenezuelan
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Zodiac SignAquarius
EthnicityLatino
Martial StatusSingle
Net WorthN/A

Early Life

Gabriel José Moreno was born on February 14, 2000, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He was born in a family with humble beginnings. In search of his dream, Moreno moved to the United States, where he was able to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays franchise as an international free agent on Aug 3, 2016. He was handed a debut with the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays by the organization in 2017.

 

Physical Features

Standing at 5 ft 11 inches, and weighing 160 lbs, Gabriel Moreno has a physique that allows him to perform exceptionally well. At just age 21, he has already shown signs of quickness and athleticism that appeal most to evaluators. Those skills are what give the Blue Jays confidence in Moreno as a catcher, something they hope he’ll only get better at with time. The Blue Jays organization has worked with Moreno to improve his plate discipline, which he showed in the Venezuelan Winter League the last off-season.

Gabriel Moreno in action
Image Source: Jays Journal

Prospect

Gabriel Moreno is considered to be one of the hottest prospects of the MLB. With the Toronto Blue Jays sports organization owning his rights, he has played for various teams under the banner in the Minor League and has impressed everyone including the team management and his fans. He was recently promoted by the Blue Jays to play for the Buffalo Bisons where we hope he can deliver even better performances than he has been. Moreno is young with much development still ahead of him, but he has a path to becoming a Major League starter and winning everyone’s hearts

 

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Career

In 2012, Gabriel Moreno played for the GCL Blue Jays and the rookie-level team Bluefield Blue Jays in which he performed exceptionally well. The following year, he was promoted to the Single-A side Lansing Lugnuts where he also scored some great home runs. 2020 was a dry year for Moreno as the Minor League Baseball’s entire season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic but for the 2021 season, he was added to the Blue Jay’s 40-man roster and was assigned to play for the next tier Double-A side New Hampshire Fisher Cats where he currently plays.
Recently On July 3, 2021, he had to take a break from playing after he suffered a fracture in his right thumb and had to undergo surgery. 

 

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Move to Buffalo Bisons

Entering the 2021 season, the Toronto Blue Jays had a farm system that ranked within the top ten in all of Major League Baseball. The quality of young talents they produce has been a sight to behold. Especially since they have so many teams under the banner, which act as platforms to launch young talents, their homegrown players have made some very good impressions on the MLB scene. After seeing him perform amazingly with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the management decided to promote Gabriel Moreno to the AAA side Buffalo Bisons, and he is set to feature on the bigger stage after he recovers from his surgery.

Gabriel Moreno in Action
Image Source: MLB

“It seems like a prime opportunity to let the Venezuelan catcher play against some more polished competition and see if he can handle pitchers with big-league experience”, stated Toronto Blue Jays management.

 

Personal Life

There is very little information available about Gabriel Moreno and his personal life, except for the fact that he hails from Venezuela. We will be prompt to update his information on our website as soon as it is made public as he starts to grow into an MLB sensation.

 

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Social Media

Gabriel Moreno is yet to make headlines within the MLB but he has started accumulating fans from all parts of the country. The AAA prospect currently has almost 5,000 followers on Instagram. His Twitter account is more of a personal platform for him as he doesn’t post often and only likes to connect with his fans via IG. As he performs for the Bisons for the rest of the season, more people will get to know him and we are sure he’ll amass a large following in a matter of a couple of years.

Moreno Batting for Fisher Cats
Image Source: Union Leader

Net Worth

He has not established a professional career that can be used as a reference to calculate his net worth. However, we know that the Blue Jays signed Gabriel Moreno for a whopping $25,000 fee. A price tag that he has justified with his performances.

 

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