It’s no secret how valuable relievers are in today’s game. And hard throwing relievers even more so. In recent years we have seen Emmanual Clause, and Brudstar Graterol be key pieces in trades for good players. Last season we saw first hand what Tampa Bay did, with their stable of relievers who throw 98.
With that in mind I think the Blue Jays (and all teams) should be looking for that power reliever in the Rule 5 Draft. These pitchers are going to be flawed, if they weren’t they wouldn’t be available. These are pitchers you could take a chance on, see if you can correct that flaw in Spring Training. If you can, great, maybe they make the team and if not you can send them back and all your out is money.
The Blue Jays with the waiver claims they made this week, have a full 40-man roster, making it unlikely they select anyone on Thursday, but if they do, I covered interesting position players last week, and today look at some interesting arms.
Riley Pint – RHP Rockies (23)
It’s not very often that you see top 5 picks from the MLB draft available in the Rule 5 …
Author: Paul Berthelot / Blue Jays Nation