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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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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 25: Chris Devenski #47 of the Houston Astros delivers a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins during a Grapefruit League spring training game at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on February 25, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 25: Chris Devenski #47 of the Houston Astros delivers a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins during a Grapefruit League spring training game at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on February 25, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Chris Devenski

Chris Devenski started off his career really well but has struggled to perform to a high standard in the past few seasons.

In 2016 and 2017, he combined to go 12-9 over 110 games which were all relief appearances except five of them. This resulted in an ERA of 2.47 and 204 strikeouts compared to 129 hits given up in 182 innings pitched. He also gave up only 15 home runs and got 30 holds combined.

Since then, he’s combined to go 4-7 over 115 appearances with an ERA of 4.88 albeit with just a bit more strikeouts (128) than hits given up (118).

The 2020 season saw him struggle horrendously taking a loss in four trips to the mound with an extremely ugly ERA of 14.73 and an opponent average of .389 in just a very small sample size of 3.2 innings pitched. He battled elbow soreness throughout the 2020 season preventing him from being at his healthiest.

In his five year career, he has put up an even record of 16-16 with an ERA of 3.35, 332 strikeouts compared to 247 hits given up for an opponent average of .217 in 309 innings pitched. He also has 55 career holds to his name.

Devenski’s reliance on his three pitches of a fastball, change-up and slider could play out well in the Blue Jays bullpen, in which they could bring him in on a minor league deal with incentives if he cracks the big league roster.

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