Blue Jays need more Rowley and less Tepesch

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 9: Nick Tepesch
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 9: Nick Tepesch /

The Toronto Blue Jays need to stop calling upon spot starters who have no future with the organization let alone any business in the majors, rather the Jays should hand the ball to Buffalo Bisons hurler Chris Rowley from here on out.

The 26-year old has been impressive all season long between stops in New Hampshire and Buffalo and is deserving of a shot especially seeing he has way more upside than the likes of Nick Tepesch and Cesar Valdez.

The former military man has made 6 starts for the Bisons accumulating a 2.82 earned run average while surrendering 17 earned runs in 54 innings of work with the herd. Rowley has fanned 41 while opponents are batting an uninspiring .249 versus the right-hander.

Prior to his promotion to Buffalo, Chris Rowley made 5 starts with the Fisher Cats accumulating an impressive 1.73 earned run average while allowing only 10 earned runs in 52 innings on the bump in Double-A.

This topic comes off the heels of the Blue Jays most recent loss to the New York Yankees, a game in which fringe major leaguer Nick Tepesch made his Blue Jays debut. Tepesch surrendered 5 runs while scattering 8 hits in 4.1 innings of work.

Tepesch is essentially minor league depth who can be summoned to the show for a spot start or two however at this stage of the season the Jays would be better served to audition Rowley for 2018.

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In 41 previous games at the major league level with the Rangers, Dodgers, and Twins the 28-year old Tepesch owns a career 4.69 earned run average. However, this season on the farm the hurler pitched to an inflated 5.88 earned run average.

Prior to his promotion Cesar Valdez had made 3 starts for the Jays and was impressive in his first start tossing a 5-hit, 1 run victory over his former Athletics team. However, the wheels quickly came off in the next two as the journeyman surrendered 6 runs apiece inflating his season earned run average to 6.75.

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Although not a blue chip prospect Rowley could be a serviceable major league arm while Tepesch and Valdez will continue to scratch and claw their way back and forth to the majors. Let’s see what the kid can do, he can’t do any worse.