Blue Jays to call up Anthony Kay, T.J. Zeuch

The Blue Jays are planning to call up pitching prospects Anthony Kay and T.J. Zeuch very soon, according to a report from Shi Davidi.

According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, LHP Anthony Kay and RHP T.J. Zeuch “will be among the additional September call-ups for the Toronto Blue Jays.”

Kay, who was acquired by the Blue Jays in the Marcus Stroman trade, has spent his time at Triple-A Buffalo since the trade, tossing 36.0 frames of 2.50 ERA ball, striking out 39 and scattering just 22 walks and 33 hits.

Currently ranked as the team’s No. 4 prospect on MLB Pipeline, Kay, 24, previously logged innings at the Low-A, High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A levels for the New York Mets. Previously, it had been suggested by Jays Journal’s very own Clayton Richer that Kay could make a start with the big club before the season concludes.

Zeuch, also 24, was drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft and is currently listed as Pipeline’s No. 16 organizational prospect. During the 2018 season, he was the organization’s No. 15 prospect.

In 78.0 innings with the Bisons this season, the native of Mason, Ohio has pitched to an ERA of 3.69, striking out 39 and walking 32, adding four wins in 13 starts.

Easily the highlight of Zeuch’s 2019 season (and perhaps his minor-league career up to this point), was a brilliant no-hitter he threw against the Rochester Red Wings (MIN) on August 19.

Kay, one of the organization’s newest top prospects, and Zeuch, the first-ever first-round pick of the Shapiro/Atkins tandem, are sure to intrigue Blue Jays fans of all walks, especially considering the inconsistency the team’s pitching staff has faced this season.

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Davidi concludes by noting that infielder Richard Urena and outfielders Jonathan Davis and Anthony Alford, are “expected to join the Blue Jays for the final month of the season.” More to come.

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