The Blue Jays have added some pitching depth.
The team announced today that they’ve acquired right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Beasley had been designated for assignment earlier this week. In a corresponding roster move, the team has moved Thomas Hatch from the 10-day Injured List to the 60-day Injured List, which opens up Beasley’s spot on the 40-man roster.
So, who is this guy? Good question!
When searching “Jeremy Beasley Scouting Report,” the best report I could find was one from last January when he was traded from the L.A. Angels to Arizona for Matt Andriese. The report suggests that Beasley is most likely an option for a team’s bullpen…
Beasley spent the bulk of 2019 at Double-A, as well as making three starts at Triple-A, though it’s hard to call him impressive at either level:
Double-A (108.2 IP) – 4.06 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 8.45 K/9, 3.48 BB/9
Triple-A (13.2 IP) – 7.90 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 8.56 K/9, 3.95 BB/9
He did show an ability to miss bats, with a 13.8% SwStr% overall, but both his control and groundball rate (45.8%) were lackluster. That, along with a limited arsenal, make you think that his future lies in the bullpen. Here’s what Baseball America said about his …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation