Blue Jays Starting Rotation Power Rankings
By Shaun Doyle
Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 season is only 13 games old. That means that each starter has had 2 or 3 starts to his credit. While that is hardly enough from which to draw any conclusions, it is enough for us to start our Power Rankings. In this installment, we’ll look at how the starters are performing and rank them accordingly.
There are a couple issues when ranking the rotation based on such a small sample size. Firstly, it is such a small sample size. We all know that through the course of a season, any starter is capable of putting up 2-3 bad starts in a row and still be quite productive and valuable. As well, as is the case with Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez, we’re still getting used to seeing them on a regular basis and watching them learn to adjust to the big leagues and the quality of batters they’ll face.
Having said all of this, it has not been a great week for the starting rotation thus far. As of Monday, the Blue Jays’ rotation is 24th in MLB with a 5.14 ERA. They’re 19th with a .264 average against, 20th in strike outs (50), 29th in walks surrendered (33), 26th in earned runs (39) and 17th in innings pitched with 68.1. Granted, there is LOTS of time to turn this around, but it is not exactly a great start.
Perhaps the one good thing to cling to is that all 5 starters have made their starts. Knock on wood. Anyway, without further ado, here are our Power Rankings for the Blue Jays’ Starting Rotation. Being that this is the first one of the season, we’ll use more of a look at their numbers to decide their rank.
Next: Blue Jays Starting Rotation Power Rankings #5