Forecasting the 2015 Buffalo Bisons Bullpen
Jun 24, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs pitcherChad Girodo
(18) delivers a pitch during the second inning in game 1 of the College World Series finals against the UCLA Bruins at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
On the Rise
Gregory Infante RHP
Power arm. Control issues. Good spring could see him challenge for a spot in the Jays bullpen.
Blake McFarland RHP
Solid Double-A numbers. Used as a closer, but doesn’t have power stuff scouts look for in a closer. 73K in 62IP and held opponents to a .209BA. Needs to improve GO/AO rate (o.63).
Dustin Antolin RHP
Good Double-A numbers. 10.9 K/9 and 3.16BB/9 with 2.32 FIP and 1.34 WHIP. IF he cuts down his walks he’ll be a force.
Chad Girodo LHP
This is a risky pick. He pitched in High-A Dunedin last year. Girodo should have shown up some of the Jays Top Prospect list…he’s that good. A side-arm LHP with good control (6.3BB%) and high K-rates (25.6 K%)are always a good bet to fly through the system….and it doesn’t hurt that he produced a 2.52 FIP and a 1.17 WHIP. Likely landing spot would be with the FisherCats, but I’d be more aggressive and start him in Buffalo.