It’s tough to admit, but so far this season, the team has not lived up to their lofty goals of contending for a World Series.
While it’s still very early in the season and things can change, in my eyes, moves would have to be made if they want to meet those expectations.
Yes, that means trades, but there are also internal options that are currently with the Buffalo Bisons. Let’s go through each of the Bisons that I believe could make an impact this season for the Jays.
The bullpen has been okay, but all these one run games will tax the ‘pen as the season continues. For example, Mayza has already suffered an injury, meaning they’ve lost their set-up man.
That begs the question, which pitchers on the Bisons roster could help the Blue Jays pen if need be.
Hernandez ranked as my #14 best Jays prospect heading into the 2022 season. He has not disappointed in his brief stint in the upper minors.
He started the 2022 season in New Hampshire, pitching 4 innings in relief. During that time, he posted a 2.25 ERA and 2.66 FIP. Most impressively, his K/9 sat at 13.50, while his BB/9 sat at 6.75, which is rather high. However, context matters, as two of those walks were when it was raining fairly heavily.
It didn’t take long for Hernandez to be promoted to Triple A, where he’s improved his numbers, despite facing batters who have big league experience. In his 13 innings pitched, he has a K/9 of 14.54 and BB/9 of 4.15.
Let’s watch Adrian Hernandez absolutely bully some batters.#BlueJays #NextLevel pic.twitter.com/iEZKLlPojw
— Brennan Delaney (@Brennan_L_D) May 5, 2022
While 13 innings is a “small sample size” (although not so much for a reliever), it’s important to note that wherever he’s pitched, he’s alway …
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