Now we’re getting to the good stuff. With the season all but over and the trade deadline approaching in just over a month, we’re going to start seeing some Large Adult Sons populate the roster the rest of the way.
Making his MLB debut on Tuesday in place of Aaron Sanchez, per Shi Davidi, will be lefty Ryan Borucki.
Ryan Borucki scratched from his start at triple-A Buffalo today, Luis Santos takes his spot. Looks like lefty will fill spot left by Aaron Sanchez and debut for #BlueJays at Houston
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) June 24, 2018
Borucki was originally drafted by the Jays in the 15th round of the 2012 draft. He was never really a highly-touted prospect until his breakout season last year in which he posted a 2.93 ERA in 26 starts between Single-A, Double-A, and Triple-A. This year with the Buffalo Bisons Borucki has 3.27 ERA but has pitched better as the season has gone along.
Based on Toronto’s starting situation, Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman being the only starters under control for next year (no, I don’t even count Jaime Garcia), there’s a fair chance Borucki could be in the rotation in 2019.
He certainly isn’t getting any favours with his landing spot. He’ll debut in Houston against the defending World Series champions, a team that’s averaging 5.10 runs-per-game. Chuck him in the deep end and see if he can swim!