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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CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 14: Anthony DeSclafani #28 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during game two of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park on September 14, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 14: Anthony DeSclafani #28 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during game two of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park on September 14, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Anthony DeSclafani

The Blue Jays drafted Anthony DeScalfani out of college in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. In the 2012 offseason, he was shipped to the Marlins as part of the blockbuster trade that saw the Blue Jays get Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle among others.

In the 2020 season, he pitched in nine games (seven starts) posting a 7.22 ERA with an opponent average of .301 over 33.1 innings pitched. He particularly struggled pitching at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, where he posted an ugly 15.88 ERA with an opponent average of .418. What’s also concerning is the fact that he gave up six home runs and seven walks along with 23 hits in 11.1 innings. Opposing hitters also got to him early as he typically tended to fall behind in the beginning of the game.

DeSclafani did have a solid 2019 campaign though going 9-9 with a 3.89 ERA in 31 starts with a career best opponent average of .238.

He did miss the entirety of the 2017 season due to a torn UCL which he did not require Tommy John surgery for. With the Reds in 2016 and 2018-2019, he put up respectable numbers combining to go 25-22 with a 4.00 ERA and just nine more hits given up (389) than strikeouts (380) over 72 starts.

DeSclafani could be featured in the middle or backend of the Blue Jays rotation if the front office wants to make him a part of the team.

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