Blue Jays Prospect Report – May 2, 2012

Please check out the monthly Blue Jays minor league and prospect recap piece below. The top hitting and pitching prospect of April will be announced later today, another monthly tradition we are starting.

Only a few notables today.


AAA (C) Travis D’Arnaud, 1-5, .278, 2b (7)
AA (C) AJ Jimenez, 2-4, 2 RBI, .280


MLB (SP) Drew Hutchison, 6 ip, 7 h, 5 er, 2 bb – 5 k; started game with four strikeouts


AA (SP) Trevor Bauer, 5.2 ip, 8 h, 5 er, 3 bb – 9 k, 2.36


2 Responses to “Blue Jays Prospect Report – May 2, 2012”

  1. 1 sk May 3, 2012 at 12:12 am

    despite his ugly ERA, hutchison’s MLB peripherals look promising:
    -4.47 FIP and 4.14 xFIP
    -walk (3.31) and strikeout (6.06) rate’s that are roughly comparable to Romero’s (and Hutch’s walk rate will probably improve)
    -a relatively high BABIP .339 and a low strand rate 59.5% which should even out.
    -in 3 starts Fangraphs has him at .1 WAR which is better than Morrow and Alvarez have done in 5.
    -also his GB rate 40% seems way low. i havent seen his minor league ratio but ive read the scouting reports that remark on his ability to induce ground balls.
    -unfortunately i havent yet had the chance to see Hutch pitch nor have I explored the Pitch FX data so im not sure if location has been a problem so id be eager to hear what you thought!

    • 2 tdotsports1 May 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Great analysis, exactly the stats and ratios I would look at. I like Hitch overall but see him as a mid rotation guy overall given his good but not great stuff. Awesome control, about a hit per inning, ground balls and an average strikeout rate seems likely. A 4.00/1.35 guy in the AL east isn’t terrible.

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