Bold Prediction #1
Nate Pearson Makes MLB Debut In September And Dominates
The Blue Jays highly touted pitching prospect Nate Pearson will conclude the 2019 campaign north of the border with the big club after beginning the season in High-A ball. The 22-year old will force the Blue Jays hand with his performance down the stretch in Buffalo.
Pearson will make his debut in the final month once rosters are expanded and dominate big league hitters. The fireballer will assert himself as MLB ready, overpowering big league hitters while pitching his way into the starting rotation conversation for 2020.
Big Nate will instantly become a fan favourite making the Blue Jays faithful forget about the loss of Marcus Stroman who will be dealt at the deadline.
Bold Prediction #2
Devon Travis Returns And Finishes The Season Strong
Devon Travis – there’s a name that many people have not heard in a while. The Blue Jays’ second baseman has yet to make an appearance this season after undergoing knee surgery in March but he could be back with the big-league club at some point.
General Manager Ross Atkins recently told reporters that it seems like Travis may return to the Blue Jays this season.
Travis’ potential return would give the Blue Jays a logjam in the infield as Eric Sogard, Freddy Galvis, Cavan Biggio and potentially Bo Bichette would rank ahead of the often injured second baseman on the depth chart.
Should the Blue Jays ship one of Sogard, Galvis or even both out at the trade deadline, this would leave ample breathing room for Travis to get some regular playing time. Should that happen, it would not surprise me to see Travis come back with a vengeance.
This will likely be Travis’ final opportunity to show the club what he’s worth and he will need to end the season strong and healthy to have any chance of remaining with the club in the future. With his back up against the wall, bet on Travis putting together a strong performance should he return.