2010 – Zach Stewart
Stewart was drafted by the Reds in the 3rd round (84th overall) in the 2008 amateur entry draft. Stewart pitched a career 103 innings over 4 seasons for 3 different organizations. He owns a career 6.82 ERA.
Hindsight Alternates-.Unfortunately not much. The Jays system was really thin. Stewart wasn’t even a top 100 prospect.
Who did they miss in the draft – Stewart was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds so I can’t blame this one on the Jays.
2011 – Kyle Drabek
Drabek was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round of the 2006 draft (18th overall). Drabek came to the Jays as the prize in the Roy Halladay trade. Drabek has pitched in parts of 7 MLB seasons with 3 different organizations. Drabek has never found much success with a career 5.27 ERA in almost 180 career innings.
Hindsight Alternates- Nobody else in the Jays system has really gone on to have a great career.
Who did they miss in the draft – Drabek was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies so I can’t blame this one on the Jays.
2012 – Travis d’Arnaud
d’Arnaud was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2007 draft. He was selected in the first round ( 37th overall). D’Arnaud was another piece in the Halladay trade. d’Arnaud never played an MLB game for the Jays as he was part of the package that brought R.A. Dickey to Toronto. Injuries and inconsistency have plagued d’Arnaud’s career so far. He is currently with the Braves which is his fourth team in the past year.
Who did they miss in the draft – d’Arnaud was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies so I can’t blame this one on the Jays.