Blue Jays: Nate Pearson not anticipating September call-up

In a recent radio interview, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Nate Pearson advised that he does not anticipate being called-up in September.

Nate Pearson appeared on the Fan 590 radio station yesterday and informed listeners that he did not anticipate being one of the Blue Jays September call-ups. Pearson indicated the front office has not spoken to him about the matter and as or right now he is planning on going home following the conclusion of the Buffalo Bisons season.

The 23-year old has been lights out for the entire season pitching at three different levels thus far. The hurler missed nearly the entire 2018 campaign making only one appearance due to injuries that included a broken forearm.

Since his promotion to the Bisons, Pearson has allowed just two runs in 13 innings pitched while striking out ten. In 24 starts with Dunedin, New Hampshire, and Buffalo this season, the big right-hander sports an impressive 2.05 earned run average while fanning 114 in 96.2 innings of work.

 “The Blue Jays haven’t really talked to me about anything, I’m just assuming I’m going home if we don’t make the [Triple-A] playoffs and just taking some time off. That’s all I really have planned right now.”

The Jays may be leaning toward taking a cautious approach with their prized possession seeing he has never pitched more than 20 innings since turning professional in 2017. Pearson currently sits at 96.2 innings, however, they could add him to the major league roster and relegate him to the bullpen to get his feet wet.

Pearson is the top-ranked pitching prospect organizationally by MLB.com and only ranks behind Bo Bichette as the second-best Jays prospect overall.

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The future is very bright for Pearson regardless of when he makes his MLB debut. The former first-rounder will be anchoring the front end of the rotation for many years to come.

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