Forecasting the Buffalo Bisons Starting Rotation

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Buffalo Bison, Coca-Cola Field. Mandatory Credit – Jsayre64 via WikiCommons

The Buffalo Bisons will open their season on April 9th versus the Rochester Red Wings. The Red Wings finished the season half a game behind the Bisons, 4.5 games back of the Syracuse Chiefs and the wildcard winning Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Bisons 2015 roster was completely overhauled, with a whole new set of outfielders, a few new infielders, and bunch of new arms. There will be some familiar faces that the Herd faithful will remember.

With the first couple of spring training games just getting under way, player movement is expected which will impact exactly what the Bisons roster look like on April 9th. Since I am an impatient fan. I want to forecast where the Blue Jays future stars will start the 2015 season.

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Today we start with the Buffalo Bisons starting five. Last season the Bisons lead all International teams with a 3.52 ERA, second with a 1.28 WHIP, and not surprising third in walks and hits. Good results from a bunch of AAAA players and some career minor leaguers. It was until later in the season the Bisons began getting contribution for the Blue Jays high ceiling prospects.

Gone from last season starters are LHP Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman (traded to Oakland), Marcus Stroman (with Toronto), Brad Mills (with the A’s…again), Deck McGuire (also with the A’s), and veterans Shawn Hill, P.J. Walters, and Raul Valdes.

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