Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers: 2015 Team Preview

Sep 3, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (54) walks out of the dugout to pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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I would largely ignore the top of the Blue Jays rotation because they will not serve you well in terms of ERA and WHIP.  I would much rather invest in Marcus Stroman because he was very impressive in 2014 as a rookie.  While his 3.65 ERA is not great for a fantasy baseball team, his 2.84 FIP, 3.17 xFIP, and 3.18 SIERA all are great signs for 2015.  Above all, Marcus Stroman looks to be in complete control out there on the mound, and he is currently the best pitcher on the Blue Jays.

In addition to Marcus Stroman, I absolutely love the potential of Aaron Sanchez.  I have only seen him pitch a couple times, but his fastball and curve sure look to be plus pitches.  I wholeheartedly believe that Aaron Sanchez finds his way into the rotation sooner rather than later.  He would be more of a speculative add if he is not given a spot in the rotation, but keep a tab on him.

According to Tanner’s projections, I am very excited that Brett Cecil is currently slated to be the closer of the Blue Jays, and I can get on board with his projections of a 2.91 ERA and 1.19 WHIP.  If the Toronto Blue Jays have no reservations about a left-handed closer (which they have in the past when Casey Janssen was injured/struggling), then I would imagine we would be looking more at 30 saves instead of 20 saves.

Tanner Bell of Smart Fantasy Baseball has created all of the projections seen in this post.  You can read about how he develops his projections here.  His projections are invaluable to this site.  You can also visit his site at www.smartfantasybaseball.com.