Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; World outfielder Dalton Pompey hits a single in the 6th inning during the All Star Futures Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays September Call Ups

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After the announcement that Dalton Pompey was heading to the join the big league club more names were announced. According to Shi Davidi the 9 players who are getting September call ups are:

 

 

Here’s a brief look at the players heading to the big leagues.

It is not exhaustive. That’ll come, don’t worry.

 

Daniel Norris: The 21 year old 2nd round pick in 2011 went through 2 levels of the Blue Jays system in 2013. This season, he topped that by jumping 3 levels. He started in Dunedin and shined. He then went through New Hampshire to Buffalo.  In total, he went 12-2 with a 2.53 ERA with a whopping 163 strikeouts!

Year Age AgeDif Lev W L W-L% ERA G GS SHO IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP WP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2014 21 -3.3 A+-AA-AAA 12 2 .857 2.53 26 25 0 124.2 96 37 35 7 43 0 163 2 9 1.115 6.9 0.5 3.1 11.8 3.79
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Sean Nolin: Nolin will be making his second trip to the big league roster. He’ll look to erase any memory of the first time he joined the Blue Jays. His debut in May of 2013 was one to forget. His 1.1 innings was fairly ugly. His numbers over 3 levels in the minors are not outstanding. In fact, if one is going by numbers alone, one may question why Nolin got the call. But, September is a time for clubs to see what they have. We’ll see what Nolin has. It is a small amount of time, but it could go a long way to establishing his status within the organization.

Year Age AgeDif Lg Lev W L W-L% ERA G GS SHO IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO WP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2014 24 -2.5 3 Lgs AAA-A+-Rk 4 7 .364 3.43 20 20 0 97.0 79 39 37 6 39 0 88 7 1.216 7.3 0.6 3.6 8.2 2.26
2014 24 3.7 GULF Rk 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.429 3.9 0.0 0.0 19.3
2014 24 0.8 FLOR A+ 0 1 .000 3.68 2 2 0 7.1 4 3 3 0 4 0 9 2 1.091 4.9 0.0 4.9 11.0 2.25
2014 24 -2.9 IL AAA 4 6 .400 3.50 17 17 0 87.1 74 36 34 6 35 0 74 5 1.248 7.6 0.6 3.6 7.6 2.11
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Kendall Graveman: Graveman flew through not two, not three, but 4 levels in the Blue Jays organization this year. The key was learning a new pitch…by accident. After finding this pitch and working with it, Graveman breezed his way to Buffalo putting up a 14-6 season.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev W L W-L% ERA G GS SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2014 23 -0.9 4 Teams A+-AAA-A-AA 14 6 .700 1.83 27 27 0 167.1 142 40 34 2 31 115 1.034 7.6 0.1 1.7 6.2 3.71
2014 23 1.0 Lansing A 2 0 1.000 0.34 4 4 0 26.1 11 2 1 0 6 25 0.646 3.8 0.0 2.1 8.5 4.17
2014 23 -0.2 Dunedin A+ 8 4 .667 2.23 16 16 0 96.2 89 29 24 1 18 64 1.107 8.3 0.1 1.7 6.0 3.56
2014 23 -1.6 New Hampshire AA 1 0 1.000 1.50 1 1 0 6.0 8 1 1 0 2 4 1.667 12.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 2.00
2014 23 -3.9 Buffalo AAA 3 2 .600 1.88 6 6 0 38.1 34 8 8 1 5 22 1.017 8.0 0.2 1.2 5.2 4.40
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Brandon Morrow: The player made of (what’s more breakable than) glass is set to return to the club. The final month of the season will be a test for Morrow. His contract is up and the Blue Jays have to decide whether to make him a qualifying offer (over $14M) for next season. The danger is, he might accept.

Then, the Blue Jays are stuck with a potential expensive injury bug. Ideally, he doesn’t accept and the Blue Jays get the draft pick. Likely, though, the Blue Jays will not make an offer and, if they really want to sign him, wait for the off season where he’ll be a free agent. It’s hard to imagine his price being sky high.

 

Dalton Pompey: What can we say? The hometown boy is being called up to his hometown team. The 21 year old Ontario native will get the chance to play for the Blue Jays. Pompey jumped through 3 levels of the system this season. He made it all the way to Buffalo where he played with those nearly 6 years his senior. He’s bringing exciting speed and an ability to hit. Look out Gose. This announcement is probably the one fans are the most excited about. Pompey is the highest ranked positional player in the system.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2014 21 -2.6 3 Teams A+-AA-AAA 112 494 435 82 136 20 9 9 51 43 7 52 84 .313 .388 .462 .850
2014 21 -1.6 Dunedin A+ 70 317 276 49 88 12 6 6 34 29 2 35 56 .319 .397 .471 .868
2014 21 -3.7 New Hampshire AA 31 127 112 20 33 5 3 3 12 8 5 14 18 .295 .378 .473 .851
2014 21 -5.9 Buffalo AAA 11 50 47 13 15 3 0 0 5 6 0 3 10 .319 .360 .383 .743
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Anthony Gose: Oh boy, the news that Gose is being called up isn’t really news anymore is it? He’s been called up and sent back down so many times, we should just start calling him the Yo-Yo. Except, this time it has a different tone. Due to his yo-yo-ing, he is out of options. So, if the Blue Jays want to keep him, they will have to keep him on the big league roster. Is he guaranteed a spot next year? Depends. Depends on the Colby Rasmus situation. Depends on the Melky Cabrera situation. Depends, even, on the Dalton Pompey situation. Pompey may actually be the one to make Gose expendable. Maybe. Gose has got to learn to hit big league pitching. He has to learn to use his speed for more than just the occasional bunt and fly routine.

 

Ryan Goins: The slick defender is coming back up. Goins brings an exciting glove. His highlight reel plays this season in Buffalo have been pretty to watch. His bat, not so much. In 43 games with the big league club, he’s the owner of a .196 average. Hsi numbers in AAA Buffalo are a bit better. A bit. At the beginning of this season, the Blue Jays tried to sell fans that Goins should be the starting second baseman. Fans weren’t buying it. They still aren’t.

Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2014 26 TOR-min AAA 97 363 36 103 21 2 0 30 4 28 64 .284 .337 .353 .689
2014 26 TOR AL 43 122 10 24 3 1 1 11 0 4 28 .197 .222 .262 .485 35
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Dan Johnson: The former Tampa Bay Ray hero has not really put up great numbers this year in AAA or in his 13 games with the Blue Jays. Can one’s fortunes really rest on a clutch performance from years ago? Dan Johnson may be proving that they indeed can. Regardless, a lefty bat off the bench may come in handy this September. Maybe.

Year Age Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB SF IBB
2014 34 AAA 107 459 362 62 84 19 0 18 56 86 81 .232 .381 .434 .815 157 6 4
2014 34 AL 13 43 34 8 8 2 0 1 7 7 8 .235 .349 .382 .731 105 13 2 0
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George Kottaras: The 31 year old Canadian is bringing some rest for Josh Thole and Dioner Navarro. That’s about it. If you’re looking for him to come up and rake, you might be disappointed. This season, he’s bounced from Cleveland (where he hit 2 HR in his first game) to St Louis and to Buffalo (AAA Toronto). Along his travels, he’s only managed a batting average just a bit better than Ryan Goins. Yeah.

Year Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB
2014 31 CLE-TOR-min 26 91 79 10 16 1 0 4 13 11 31 .203 .300 .367 .667 29
2014 31 TOT 14 33 26 4 7 0 0 3 5 5 13 .269 .375 .615 .990 177 16
2014 31 CLE 10 27 21 4 6 0 0 3 4 4 11 .286 .385 .714 1.099 207 15
2014 31 STL 4 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 54 1
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