Blue Jays Minor League Depth – Starting Pitching

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Feb 22, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Buffalo Bisons pitcher Kyle Drabek (4) throws as the Toronto Blue Jays work out at the Bobby Mattick Training Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Minor League Reserves

Kyle DrabekYes he is still here

I am hoping that Drabek sticks with the Jays.  I still think he has an abundance of talent but needs to throw strikes.  He has an excellent K9 ratio which shows the ability is there.  Heading into spring Drabek is out of options and will have to go north or be left open for other teams to grab.  I think at this point it looks like he will be a solid arm out of the bullpen but if need be he could be stretched out if there is a plague of injuries

Liam HendriksBack for round 2

In his first stint with the Jays Hendriks performed well at the minor league level in Buffalo.  His totals in the minors look solid with 12 wins and a 2.54 ERA.  The Jays called him up and it appeared he was ready with showing some brief flashes, but overall he appeared to leave the ball up to hitters.  His major league time was a very small sample size with only 32.2 innings, but I am glad they brought him back.

Chad JenkinsToo many flyer miles

Jumping back and forth from Buffalo to Toronto numerous times Chad Jenkins put together a solid MLB season.  I don’t how he was able to keep things straight to be able to pitch at a consistent level.  His minor league stats are a little rough but in 31.2 innings with the Jays he was solid.  Recording 18 strikeouts and only 6 walks in this innings proved valuable out of the bullpen.