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Pitching, pitching, and more pitching…..

We need some.  Although I thought I’d start this post off with something positive:

Of course, Stilson is a year or two away from helping the Jays, if at all, but he’s a nice story nonetheless.  Here’s a couple of pieces that break it down, both at Gray Matter and Jays Journal.  If you can’t be arsed to read either of these two, I’ll give a quick synopsis:

Stilson is a multi-sport star out of Texas who pitched and was subsequently injured at Texas A&M University.  His stuff had him pegged as a first rounder, but his SLAP injury, which is basically a tear in his throwing shoulder, saw his draft stock plummet to where the Jays actually took a reach taking him in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft.  After electing rehab over surgery Stilson made his pro debut in Dunedin this season, pitching well over close to 55 innings.  His peripherals don’t blow you away, but considering this is his first taste of pro ball, his overall numbers aren’t bad.  With his above average fastball and, taking into account his injury, most would have pegged him as a reliever in the bigs, possible even a closer.  But like they do for all pitching prospects, the Jays are giving John every opportunity to make it as a starter.

After being promoted from Dunedin to New Hampshire and throwing 5 scoreless innings in his double A debut, he’s been touched up a bit tonight, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits in 2 innings.  But still, considering the Jays current predicament, we’re looking for anything positive on the pitching front.

Speaking of the Jays and pitching.  Yesterday they picked up David Pauley off of waivers and today traded for Sean O’Sullivan. Both are Triple A pitchers at best and can only be considered temporary organizational depth.  Unfortunately, considering the current organizational depth is being tested in the extreme, we may be subjected to watching them make a start or two.

At least O’Sullivan is in the major leagues as far as goatees are concerned.  If he does throw in T.O. am sure he’ll fit in:

I look bad-ass


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