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Josh Donaldson: The Draft Versus Development99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: Jun 20, 2016, 7:20 am EDT

Josh Donaldson was a first round draft pick, and given that he was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player just eight short months ago, this probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. With the draft, and prospects, and international signings transitioning from niche interest to national news over the last decade, these young […]

Added: 11 days ago via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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How Aaron Sanchez Found Success vs Left Handed Hitters99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: Jun 6, 2016, 9:47 am EDT

Aaron Sanchez can manhandle a right-handed batter with the best of them. For his career, same sided hitters have slashed a less-than-robust .175/.243/.220 in 380 plate appearances. He allowed a home run to Adrian Beltre on May 15th, and that moment is only noteworthy because it represented the first dinger that he had surrendered to a right […]

Added: 25 days ago via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Pitch Homogenization and Marcus Stroman’s Breaking Balls99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: Jun 1, 2016, 6:30 am EDT

Prior to being selected by the Blue Jays as the 22nd overall pick back in the 2012 draft, Marcus Stroman was drawing attention as an amateur prospect primarily for two reasons: a mid-90’s four-seam fastball and an upper 80’s slider, the combination of which guided him to an impressive 136 strikeouts over 98 innings in […]

Added: Jun 1, 2016, 9:21 am via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Gavin Floyd: The Quasi Drew Storen99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: May 14, 2016, 6:15 am EDT

The closer debate began the moment the Blue Jays traded for Drew Storen back in January, and the embers of the competition were stoked throughout the full duration of camp. It wasn’t until March 30th that manager John Gibbons made the announcement that Roberto Osuna had won the battle and would continue the role in […]

Added: May 14, 2016, 7:15 am via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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On Stroman, Sanchez, and the Struggles With Fastball Classification99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: May 9, 2016, 6:22 am EDT

Neither Aaron Sanchez nor Marcus Stroman relies upon a four seam fastball as their primary hard-type offering. This has led many to envelop the hard-type pitches that they do throw into one single category with an interchangeable name; sinkers and two seam fastballs. While it’s an understandable association to make, given that both have great […]

Added: May 9, 2016, 7:15 am via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Recap: Dodgers 6, Blue Jays 2; Kershaw Wins, Grass is Green, Water is Wet99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: May 7, 2016, 3:58 pm EDT

It was just one inning, but when the other team has the best pitcher on the planet on the mound, sometimes that’s all it takes. Los Angeles sent six men to the plate in a three-run third inning, with four reaching on a trio of singles and a fielding error by second baseman Darwin Barney. […]

Added: May 7, 2016, 4:15 pm via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Troy Tulowitzki: The Blue Jays’ Linchpin Shrouded in Uncertainty99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: Apr 21, 2016, 9:57 am EDT

Josh Donaldson is going to be great. Jose Bautista is in week three of his six month rampage towards free agency. It’s probably not going to be pretty, and will assuredly include many thrown bats, nicks, bumps, and bruises along the way, but somehow Edwin Encarnacion is going to mash forty home runs. With the […]

Added: Apr 21, 2016, 1:15 pm via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Facing the Former Ace: Red Sox Series Preview99999

By Eric Mercer and Kyle Matte

Published: Apr 15, 2016, 9:08 am EDT

Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox April 15th – April 18th That was better, wasn’t it? The Blue Jays bats seem to be coming alive after a very slow start. Toronto took the last two games against the Yankees to win the series and get their record to 5-5. Marcus Stroman was nothing short […]

Added: Apr 15, 2016, 10:15 am via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Drew Storen Named Setup Man; A Temporary Loss for Progressive Thinking99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: Mar 31, 2016, 6:00 am EDT

Just yesterday it was announced that Roberto Osuna, the 21-year old Mexican who single handedly kept the bullpen looking somewhat respectable over the first two months of the 2015 season, would again be acting as the fireman at the back-end of John Gibbons’ bullpen to start the 2016 season. While Osuna did absolutely nothing to lose the […]

Added: Mar 31, 2016, 7:15 am via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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How the Blue Jays Can Emulate the Rays Pitching Success99999

By Kyle Matte

Published: Mar 21, 2016, 6:30 am EDT

The 2016 season opens for the Blue Jays in Tampa Bay against the Rays, and it’s an interesting coincidence, at least in the purview of this article, given the way that the new Toronto front office appears to be constructing its pitching staff. It’s certainly not a bad strategy to mimic; despite getting just 24 total […]

Added: Mar 21, 2016, 7:15 am via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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