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Blue Jays: Which prospects are next in line to debut this season?

Mar 18, 2022; Sarasota, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Adrian Hernandez (74) throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during spring training at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2022; Sarasota, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Adrian Hernandez (74) throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during spring training at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 27, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Oregon State Beavers pitcher Brandon Eisert (37) pitches during the third inning against the Arkansas Razorbacks in game two of the championship series of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports /

Brandon Eisert – LHP

Drafted by the Blue Jays in the 18th round back in 2019, left-hander Brandon Eisert cracked the AAA roster in 2022 after splitting time between three different affiliate teams last season. While he missed the entire 2020 campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he posted strong numbers in his first season of pro ball and is continuing that trend now in Buffalo this season.

Through 16 outings, Eisert owns a 3.63 ERA with nine earned runs through 22.1 innings of work. He has amassed a 1.030 WHIP while pitching in the middle innings and has a 10.9 K/9 compared to a 2.4 BB/9 on the year. While he did get off to a rough start in April, he has bounced back these past two months to a 3.09 ERA while limiting opponents to a .171 batting average.

Eisert is in tough when it comes to competing for relief pitching roster spots but he is starting to enter the conversation. He too will need a 40-man roster spot but if the front office wants to change things around from Thornton or Merryweather, Eisert is another option to consider.

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