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Former Blue Jays currently playing in the Korean Baseball Organization

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - AUGUST 16: Anthony Alford #30 of the Toronto Blue Jays swings during the second inning of game two of a double header against the Tampa Bay Rays at Sahlen Field on August 16, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the home team and are playing their home games in Buffalo due to the Canadian government’s policy on coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NEW YORK - AUGUST 16: Anthony Alford #30 of the Toronto Blue Jays swings during the second inning of game two of a double header against the Tampa Bay Rays at Sahlen Field on August 16, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the home team and are playing their home games in Buffalo due to the Canadian government’s policy on coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, CANADA – MAY 24: Sean Nolin #35 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch during MLB action against the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre May 24, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images) /

Sean Nolin

Another former top prospect of the Blue Jays, southpaw Sean Nolin didn’t really pitch with the Blue Jays all that much but he was a part of one of the biggest trades the club made between 2010-2020. He was part of the trade package during the 2014/2015 offseason that saw Josh Donaldson head to the Blue Jays and the left-hander was never able to find a spot on the Athletics’ active roster and was designated for assignment a year later during the 2015/2016 offseason.

He toiled around the Minor Leagues with a few different MLB teams and even had a quick stint in Independent ball and in the Nippon Baseball League before attempting a comeback with the Washington Nationals last year, appearing in 10 games and pitching to a 4.39 ERA through 26.2 innings. He re-signed with the Nats on a MiLB deal for the 2022 season but the club released him a short time later to allow him to pursue an opportunity with the Kia Tigers in the KBO.

So far this year, Nolin has compiled a 3.20 ERA through 16 starts and 90.0 innings with the Tigers, collecting 80 strikeouts compared to 20 walks while pitching out of the rotation. He owns a 5-7 record on the year and boasts a 1.267 WHIP on the season, sitting sixth on the team in terms of ERA.

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