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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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 10: Carl Edwards Jr. #16 of the Seattle Mariners pitches in the sixth inning of an intrasquad game during summer workouts at T-Mobile Park on July 10, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 10: Carl Edwards Jr. #16 of the Seattle Mariners pitches in the sixth inning of an intrasquad game during summer workouts at T-Mobile Park on July 10, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

C.J. Edwards

C.J. Edwards who’s also known as Carl Edwards Jr, was a phenomenal relief pitcher when he was healthy. He formerly played on the Cubs, had one bad season, got released and latched onto the Mariners for the 2020 season.

He only appeared in five games in the 2020 season which consisted of 4.2 innings. Albeit in a very small sample size, he struck out six, allowed two hits, walked one and allowed a runner to score. He also notched a save and a hold.

In 2019, he kind of had a mixed bag in regards to results. Over 22 games, he posted an ERA of 8.47 but held hitters to bat just .190 off of him.

His last full season came in 2018 where in 58 games, he posted a 2.60 ERA with 67 strikeouts compared to 36 hits given up for an opponent average of .190 over 52 innings pitched. He got 23 holds and allowed only two home runs all season.

In his career where he’s taken the mound in a game shy of 200 appearances, he holds a 3.54 ERA with 242 strikeouts compared to just 97 hits given up for a very good  opponent average of .156 in 180.2 innings pitched. He also has 59 career holds.

While he has never had opposing batters bat higher than .190 off of him in a single season, Edwards does have trouble with command as he’s walked 101 which gives him an average of five walker per nine innings.

If the Blue Jays sign Edwards, the signing would go relatively unnoticed, but fans will love him once they see his performance.

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