The Toronto Blue Jays are in the audition process with their pitching rotation but who has a realistic shot to be in the mix going forward.
At the moment, the team’s rotation has seen two starters traded at the MLB trade deadline then lose many to season-ending injuries including Ryan Borucki, Matt Shoemaker and Clay Bucholz. This means young starters have a chance to showcase what they have to offer since they are most likely going to be competing for jobs next season.
Of course, there is a lot of intrigue with the pitching prospects after Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins made the bold claim that the team has many young pitchers that project to be MLB players. Most fans are under the “I’ll believe it until I see it” when it comes to believing anything the front office and they have a right to be considering the team doesn’t exactly have an elite pitcher on the team at the moment.
While most people might not be excited by what the team has in the rotation, you wonder if there are any players that can seriously be in the conversation going. So here is a look at the starters currently pitching on the team and where they could project in the conversation going forward.