Blue Jays promote Sean Reid-Foley from Lansing to Dunedin

Oct 4, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Toronto Blue Jays have promoted Sean Reid-Foley, one of their top pitching prospects, from Lansing to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays

Sean Reid-Foley is moving on up after a string of four excellent starts with the Lansing Lugnuts.

The 20-year-old right-hander will be joining the Dunedin Blue Jays, a move made earlier this season by fellow righty Francisco Rios

His last time out on June 11th, Reid-Foley  pitched seven innings of one-run ball and allowed just four hits. That was coming off a six-inning shutout in the start prior and 10 strikeouts in his appearance before that. On the season, Reid-Foley owns a 2.95 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 58.0 innings. His walk rate has also improved from 2015, allowing just 22 free passes so far.

The Blue Jays opened the season by assigning players to lower levels than many expected. This included a step backwards for Reid-Foley, who did finish last season with Dunedin where he struggled to a 5.23 ERA over eight starts.

Lansing has been a pitching hotbed this season, and 2015 first-rounder Jon Harris could soon join Reid-Foley in making the leap.

After Conner Greene entered the season widely considered as the Blue Jays’ top pitching prospect, but Reid-Foley and Harris have certainly done their part to close the gap. Rios and left-hander Angel Perdomo have made significant advancements, too.