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Blue Jays: Pitching Prospect Getting Called Up

Mar 1, 2021; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays Nick Allgeyer #83 poses during media day at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports
Mar 1, 2021; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays Nick Allgeyer #83 poses during media day at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports /
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MLB’s Keegan Matheson reported on Saturday morning that the Blue Jays intend to add left handed pitching prospect Nick Allgeyer to the active roster for tonight’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Allgeyer began the season in AAA with the Buffalo Bisons and has started two games so far this year.  He has posted a 1-0 record, with a 1.50 ERA, while striking out 10 over 12 innings. and posting a WHIP of 1.00.

With Anthony Kay being moved temporarily to the rotation and Ryan Borucki being placed on the 10-day injured list, the Blue Jays have just two left-handed arms in the bullpen in Travis Bergen and Tim Mayza.  Mayza has started to show signs of fatigue as he has struggled in each of his previous three outings, so it is likely that the club is looking for an additional left-handed pitcher in the bullpen and Allgeyer fits the bill.

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Drafted out of Iowa University, Allgeyer was a 12th round selection by the Blue Jays in the 2018 MLB Draft, which was the same year as other top prospects Jordan Groshans and Adam Kloffenstein.  TSN’s Scott Mitchell reported earlier this year, that Allgeyer saw an increase in his fastball velocity in 2020 as it was coming in at 95 mph, which was up from 89-91 mph in previous seasons.

Since being drafted in 2018, Allgeyer has made 40 appearances in the Blue Jays farm system posting an 11-8 record, 4.02 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, while averaging 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.  Because of the cancellation of the 2020 MiLB season, Allgeyer has made just two starts above Advanced A baseball.  If he makes an appearance during his stint with the big club, he will be the first player from the 2018 Draft Class to debut for Toronto.

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MLB Pipeline has Allgeyer ranked as the Blue Jays #30 prospect in the organization.  What are your thoughts on the opportunity of one of the Blue Jays prospects?

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