Former Blue Jays Update #1

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An update to last months ‘Ex-Jays Article‘, which keeps up with the successes and failures of former 2010 Blue Jays.Jeremy Accardo

Accardo has struggled of late and has been dropped in the Orioles pecking order. Har har. He’s walked at least one batter in 10 of his 13 appearances. – 4.32 ERA, 1.62 WHIP

John Buck

Mr. Patient. After taking 13 BB in 59 games in 2009 & 16 in 118 games in 2010, this season John has 14 BB in only 35 games. He’s hit 2 HR over the past week, brining his season total to 5. – .226/.304/.419

Tim Collins

After an amazing start to the season, Collins had a tough six game stretch in mid-late April. During this span he allowed (over 6 IP) 8 ER and 10 BB.

Since that time he has allowed 0 ER in his past 9 games, striking out 8 vs only 4 BB and 2 hits.

For the season Tim has a 3.38 ERA, 25 K vs 17 BB in 21.1 IP

Scott Downs


Aftering starting the season on the DL, Scott has been great over 9 IP, allowing 0 ER and only 4 hits. He’s struck out 5 & walked two, giving him a 0.67 WHIP.

Alex Gonzalez

Alex missed two games in mid-May to a left groin strain. He’s back playing full-time. The streaky hitter has 5 HR on the season and has already K’d 30 times. His .690 OPS is right around his career average of .695. Atlanta fans rave about his D.

Kevin Gregg

Inserted into the full-time closers role, Gregg is 6/7 in recent save attempts. He’s having troubles with BB, allowing 10 in 15 IP, but he’s keeping the ball in the park, allowing only 1 HR.

Fred Lewis


Fred was called up on May 4th. He’s produced early on, with a .313/.313/.500 line in 16 AB. Let’s see how things go once his sample increases.

Shaun Marcum

Marcum is carving up the NL, with 50 K in 49.2 IP. He’s kept his HR in check, allowing only 4. As always, opponents BA & BB are low. His 4-1 record & 2.72 ERA are good for 1.4 WAR.

Lyle Overbay

Struggling over the past month, the one-time clean-up hitter now spends his time batting 5th & 6th for the Pirates. His OBP has dipped below .300 at .297. He has just 3 HR on the season and a combined .641 OPS

David Purcey

A new addition, Purcey was shipped out for former Jay Danny Farquhar. Purcey has produced for the A’s. Over 7 IP he’s allowed only 5 hits, 1 BB and 2 ER. He has 4K and a 2.57 EAR & 0.86 WHIP. He’s currently holding down a middle relief slot, although he may fall down the depth chart once Bailey returns.

Randy Ruiz


His second season with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles has gotten off to a horrible start. In 58 AB he has 2 HR, 2 BB and 23 K, for a .153/.188/.293 line.

Brian Tallet

Tallet is still on the DL, having landed there on April 13th. Only 4.1 IP pitched this season. Likely back for the start of June

Brett Wallace

Once thought of as a Bust, Wallace has received plenty of ink on the interwebs this season.

He’s coming back down to earth in the past few weeks. His season line of .333/.410/.468 is impressive. He’s walked 5 times vs 4 K in his past 10 games. His BABIP of .400 is certainly going to come down, although he did regularly post BABIP of around .350 in the minors. To this point Wallace has been a groundball machine, hitting 53.9% of ball on the ground. However his 22.5% linedrive mark is impressive

Vernon Wells

After a piss poor start to the season, Vernon finds himself on the DL with a groin injury. He is not expected back until early-mid June. At -0.3 WAR, Vernon is the Nortel Networks of baseball finance.

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Prospects (currently in milb):

Trystan Magnuson

ON FIRE. Yes, Trystan is mowing down hitters in AAA. He’s been promoted to the closers role in the past month. For the season he has 19 K vs 9 BB, allowed only 8 hits (.138 avg), good for a 1.56 ERA in 17.1 IP. With the A’s deep bullpen, Magnuson could very well be traded before the season is over.

EDIT: Opps, Trystan was called up to the big club on May 13th. He has yet to pitch in an MLB game.

Tyler Pastornicky

Part of the Escobar deal, Tyler is producing as a young 21 year old (Dec birthday) in AA Mississippi for the Braves organization. Back at SS, he’s hitting .312/.256/.449 with 9 BB vs 16 K in 34 games. He’s 6 for 8 in SB attempts and has his 3 HR

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  • Jeff R.

    I had a feeling the NL would be good for Marcum. Good for him. The home runs will certainly come up and inflate the ERA, but I bet he finishes with 200 IP and a 3-something ERA. I was bothered by the trade, but in AA we trust.

  • brentinKorea

    Update for Rios?

    • Member of the 2009 team but what the hell.

      Rios is batting a mighty line of .201/.266/.299

      He’s been a victim of a low BABIP (.214), as his K/BB ratio is only 21 K vs 13 BB.

      He’s been a low % stealer once again, going 4 for 7.

      From a saber standpoint, he’s been a negative defender in CF this season.

      He’ll get a chance to work his way out of this funk due to the $$$$ he’s being paid. On the plus side his LD% is over 20. He should only go up from here. The question is how high can he go?

      Say what you will about JP Riccaridi (I did/do) but his Rios contract was pretty sound. He loaded up the front end, all to the Jays benefit. Then he found a sucker out in Chi to take over the back half $$$ portion of the contract.

  • Alain

    Just awesome man, really appreciate you doing all the work for me, instead of clicking about the baseball web.

  • Nicole

    I think he is asking because the first picture of this post is Rios. Kinda weird that you don’t update him.

  • Chill

    Any update on the girls in the photo with Rios? I’m assuming STD’s and unkown baby daddys?

  • NoScoutHere

    I am hoping that Davis, Patterson, EE, Hill, Rivera, Snider, Cecil, Reyes, and all our closers will be on your list here at the beginning of September and Hill during the off season.

    Let’s bring up the kids, trade for a escobar type IF and OF and roll the dice to see what we have this year.