Forecasting the 2015 Buffalo Bisons Bullpen

By Ryan Mueller
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Mar 5, 2015; Sarasota, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher

Jeff Francis

(35) pitches during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at

Ed Smith

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Juan Oramas

Juan was another off-season waiver claim off the San Diego Padres roster. Just like Matt West, Juan Pablo Oramas underwent Tommy John in 2012 and just like Bo Schultz, Oramas is starter that will likely end up as a member of the Bisons bullpen in 2015. Oramas throws a 90’s four-seamer, a high-70’s curve, and a low 80’s change; unfortunately, as a fly ball pitcher (0.69 GO/AO) his future doesn’t seem bright as potential Blue Jay.

Jeff Francis

The former 1st round choice of the Colorado Rockies, Jeff Francis will need to transition to bullpen to prolong his career. Francis still throws his four-seam fastball, sinker, and cutter in the high 80’s, and throws his slider and change in the low 80’s. The native of Vancouver can still help a team, whether that’s with the Bisons or with the Jays remains to be seen.