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Every Single 2020 Free Agent the Blue Jays could be Interested in

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays poses with new manager Charlie Montoyo who was introduced to members of the media and president Mark Shapiro on October 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays poses with new manager Charlie Montoyo who was introduced to members of the media and president Mark Shapiro on October 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 01: Mike Fiers #50 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of Game Three of the American League Wild Card Round at RingCentral Coliseum on October 01, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 01: Mike Fiers #50 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of Game Three of the American League Wild Card Round at RingCentral Coliseum on October 01, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Mike Fiers

In case you didn’t know, Mike Fiers is the one who exposed the Astros sign stealing scheme last offseason. He was a part of the team in 2017 which ended up winning the World Series but not without controversy.

He left the team after the 2017 season and has since played for the Tigers and Athletics. In 2020, he went 6-3 with a 4.58 ERA over 11 starts posting an opponent average of .275.

Fiers is not one to miss bats as he doesn’t possess the repertoire or arsenal and nor does he throw hard enough to do so. From 2018-2020, he has given up 397 hits and has struck out just 302 batters in 415.2 innings pitched. He has also allowed players to reach via base on balls 106 times over the past three seasons while serving 71 home runs.

Even with all that, he can still limit the amount of runs that come in to score. He’s put up a respectable 3.85 ERA in those 415.2 innings. He’s also pretty durable and tends to stay relatively healthy as he’s made at least 28 appearances on the mound since 2015.

In his career, he’s 75-62 with an ERA of 4.04 with 990 strikeouts and 1,104 hits given up in 1,141.2 innings pitched, in which he’s also thrown two no-hitters.

The Blue Jays may view him as a back-end option in the rotation and could bring him in on a short term deal as a holdover until pitching prospects within the system are ready to play in the major leagues.

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