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  1. Any thoughts on Ryan Schimpf? Older guy, but he’s been posting great numbers since the start of last year.

    Comment by Sean O — May 20, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

  2. Nolin is rated “as a future No. 4 starter.”

    maybe I’m just succumbing to diminishing expectations but as a Jays fan that projection is sweet music to my ears. as much as i love Ramon Ortiz’s re-animated corpse and his woeful K rate out there, it’d be nice for the Jays to have some legit pitching depth.

    Comment by sk — May 20, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

  3. I was interested in Schimpf too. He was posting pretty impressive numbers to start but has tailored off a bit (OPS down to .830 and only .669 in May).

    The one thing that caught my eye was his L/R splits so far this year:

    Vs. L .279/.389/.574/.963
    Vs. R .160/.327/.407/.734

    I have a feeling that’s what’s holding him back. If that were the other way around, we’d have something to talk about. I have no clue if those splits extend back further but that’s clearly hurting him.

    Comment by Jaker — May 20, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

  4. “It’s been well documented that the Toronto Blue Jays’ season hasn’t exactly gone as planned. A rash of injuries…”. When you’re terrible record is largely a result of getting pummeled by the injury riddled 1st place Yankees (1-8 vs. Yanks, 17-18 vs. everybody else) you can’t blame your struggles on injuries.

    Comment by Preston — May 20, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

  5. Putting sentences near each other doesn’t magically make the second a conclusion of the first.

    Comment by J. B. Rainsberger — May 20, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

  6. Schimpf is an org player. Undersized guy that swings for the fences and doesn’t have much defensive value… He was overpowered by the opposing pitcher. His splits are the result of SSS (small sample size). Fun guy to cheer for…

    Comment by Marc Hulet — May 20, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

  7. The returns of nolin, stroman, and stilson have been a nice boost to the system pitching depth, not to mention some encouraging signs from mcguire. and if course hutch and drabek are on their way back, too.

    for all the prospects they traded away, they could still end with some very solid talent battling for spots on the AAA pitching staff in 1-2 months….

    SP R.Romero
    SP D.Hutchison
    SP M.Stroman
    SP S.Nolin
    SP K.Drabek
    SP C.Jenkins
    SP D.McGuire

    RP D.McGowan
    RP J.Stilson
    RP B.Lincoln
    RP J.Jeffress
    RP J.Carreno
    RP M.Storey
    RP L.Perez

    Not bad for a team that traded away all their high level prospect depth.

    p.s. any idea why they’re keeping carreno in AA despite him posting video game numbers, not to mention some mlb rp success on his resume? Seems a little premature to give up on him already.

    Comment by everdiso — May 21, 2013 @ 3:34 am

  8. Carreno’s being in AA likely has more to do with not using more of his minor league options just to have him fill in for an injury or what not. I’m not 100% sure what his option situation is, but after a few call ups last year I’d guess he doesn’t have a lot left. They could just be waiting until next year when a few veterans are gone to FA or retire and it opens a permanent spot for him.

    Comment by Billy — May 21, 2013 @ 10:05 am

  9. Marc,

    How many of Sean Nolin’s games have you watched?

    Comment by E Nolin — May 21, 2013 @ 11:45 am

  10. Dad?

    Comment by S Nolin — May 23, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

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