Blue Jays Minor League Depth – Relief Pitching
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–Matt West– Waiver Claim # 4
I was surprised that Texas let West go to waivers after having a solid 2014 season in the minors. His season in 2014 stretched across AA and AAA in the Rangers system. While there he pitched 56.2 innings and posted a 3.34 ERA with a 1.359 WHIP. That is very respectable but what makes him look good is he doesn’t walk batters and strikes out many. He sat hitters down at a 10.2 K9 rating and only walked 18. If he can start missing some bats with his pitches the ERA / WHIP will continue to drop and could become a plus arm out of the bullpen.
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–Arik Sikula– Young gun
Our 36 round pick in 2011 is starting to looking like a steal. He is progressing at a great rate through our minor league system and is showing signs of being something special. Over the past two minor league seasons with our A and AA teams he has posted 60 innings with an ERA at 2 or under. His strikeout rate is through the roof at 12.3 K9 last season and only walked 12 batters in 58.1 innings. Those are some phenomenal numbers and I look forward to watching this righty progress.
All Statistic information provided by baseball-reference.com.
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