Toronto Bisons? Youth Movement Continues with OF Moises Sierra
Sep 27, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Moises Sierra (14) bats against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Yankees 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Tonight marks a special occasion for Blue Jay fans as they will be watching a glimpse into their future. What do I mean by this? @ShiDaviti Tweeted out that the team has recalled OF Moises Sierra from Buffalo.
This recall gives the Blue Jays an opportunity to play three outfielders (Anthony Gose/Kevin Pillar/ Moises Sierra) that the Buffalo Bosins started together last week (Aug 13 2013) in Buffalo.
This is a great opportunity not only for the fans but Management to really see what they have in their depth. A quick Preview of what each outfielder brings to the team:
Moises Sierra (Age 24) (100 games in AAA Buffalo)
Kevin Pillar (Age 24) (52 Games in Buffalo)
Anthony Gose (Age 22) (106 Games in Buffalo)
22 Stolen Bases
A favorite of mine. Moises started off the year red-hot and was batting well above .300 for the good of the season. Recently he has been batting a little below projection but has still shown very solid numbers this year with 11 RB and 18 Doubles. The question is will he be ready after next season to take over full-time For Melky Cabrera? Every at bat will be important for this Outfielder.
Someone who came out of nowhere for most Jays fans. Kevin zipped through Buffalo posting a sub .300 avg and has shown some flashes of real talent with the real Club. Similar to Moises Sierra, he is tying to be the incumbent to take over for Melky when he departs after next season.
There are a lot of things one can write about on this player. He has been the projected future at Center Field for the Blue Jays for 2 years. This season has been very disappointing for both Management and fans. Gose (only 22 years old) has lacked plate discipline and almost all of his numbers in Buffalo are disappointing except for his speed. While with the big club, I hope he continues to focus on making contact with the ball and use his speed to be a weapon. If he can learn from a veteran like Rajai Davis, then he could develop into a consistent problem for opponents on the base pads.
While it doesn’t look like tonight will be the night for the three young outfielders to start together, one can hope when they do, they impress Management and fans alike and lead us to a couple of victories.