Toronto Blue Jays: The 2019 Roster – Where are they now?
Acquired in the Kevin Pillar trade with the San Francisco Giants, Derek Law appeared in 58 games for the Toronto Blue Jays last season, crafting a 4.90 ERA, 1.665 WHIP in 60.2 innings.
Law would be non-tendered by the Blue Jays after the 2019 season and would sign a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers. He has not played a game with the Rangers this season.
The guy who closed out the World Series last year? Ya, he was one of us.
Signed late into spring training last season, Daniel Hudson would pitch in 45 games for the Blue Jays, throwing to a 3.00 ERA while racking up 48 strikeouts in 48.0 innings. He was traded to the Washington Nationals at the deadline in exchange for prospect Kyle Johnston and would go on to win the World Series with his new team.
With a World Series ring in hand, Hudson would re-sign with the Nationals on a two-year, $11 million deal. In 21 games this season, the right-hander has struggled to a 6.10 ERA while crafting a 1.258 WHIP with 28 strikeouts and 10 saves.
A fan favourite in the Six, Joe Biagini joined the Blue Jays in 2015 after he was selected during the Rule 5 draft from the San Francisco Giants. As a Blue Jay, Biagni would throw to a 4.74 ERA over the course of 309.1 innings, racking up 262 strikeouts and a 1.429 WHIP along the way. At the trade deadline last season, Biagini would be shipped off to the Houston Astros along with Aaron Sanchez.
He avoided arbitration with the Astros this off-season, agreeing to a one-year deal. In 2020, Biagini has pitched in four games and has performed rather poorly, giving up 10 earned runs in just 4.1 innings, collecting a 20.77 ERA. He was optioned to the alternate site on September 4th and will most likely be left off the postseason roster in Houston.
Justin Shafer was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays during the off-season and was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations five days later. He would be DFA’d by the Reds before the 2020 season and would be picked up by the Miami Marlins.
In five games with the Marlins this season, he crafted a 12.71 ERA with eight earned runs and five strikeouts. He would be DFA’d on September 9th and is currently a free agent.
Buddy Boshers would pitch to a 4.05 ERA with the Blue Jays in 2019, appearing in 28 games and going 20.0 innings. After the 2019 season, Boshers would be outrighted to the AAA roster and elected free agency. He is currently a free agent.
Acquired from the Kansas City Royals before the 2019 season, Jason Adam was fantastic for the Blue Jays, appearing in 23 games and throwing to a 2.91 ERA with 18 strikeouts and a 1.154 WHIP.
He would become a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs. In 13 games, Adam has thrown to a 3.29 ERA with 21 strikeouts and eight walks while giving up only two home runs.
A stalwart in the Blue Jays bullpen since 2015, Ryan Tepera was impressive over his five seasons with the Blue Jays. In 216 games, Tepera threw 215.1 innings while racking up 203 strikeouts and a 1.156 WHIP.
He would be DFA’d by the Blue Jays at the end of the season and elected free agency, signing a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs during the off-season. While he has been riding the bus between the MLB and the alternate training site this year, Tepera has amassed a 3.92 ERA this season over 21 games.
In 17 games with the Blue Jays last season, David Phelps threw to a 3.63 ERA with 36 strikeouts and a 1.212 WHIP. He was dealt at the trade deadline to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for pitcher Thomas Hatch and would finish the season as a Cub.
During the off-season, he signed a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers but would be dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies on August 31. For the year, he has a 6.53 ERA with a 1.161 WHIP. While this may seem a bit high, Phelps has not pitched well as a Philly, crafting a 12.91 ERA in 10 games with his new club.