Shi Davidi and Rob Longley are tweeting that T.J. Zeuch and Anthony Kay will both be called up. Longley tells us that Zeuch will pitch tomorrow following ‘opener’ Wilmer Font. Kay might not be added to the roster for a couple more days, as he started Sunday. The Blue Jays will need to make room on the 40-man for them.
Davidi is also saying that Anthony Alford, Jonathan Davis and Richard Urena will all be coming up too.
And sometime in the next week or so Elvis Luciano will be activated from the IL.
Kay came over in the Marcus Stroman trade from the Mets. In 7 starts at Buffalo he has a 2.50 ERA. In 36 innings he’s allowed 33 hits, 3 homers, 22 walks and 39 strikeouts. Before that he was having a rough time of it in Triple Syracuse for the Mets.
Zeuch had a terrific August for the Bisons. In 6 starts he had a 2.58 ERA. In 38.1 innings he allowed 29 hits, 3 homers, 10 walks with 18 strikeouts. That includes his no-hitter on August 19th. On the season he had 13 starts in Buffalo with a 4.15 ERA. He gets a ton of ground balls.
I’m hoping each make a case for being part of next season’s rotation.
I don’t think there is anyone I wanted to see brought up more than Alford. He’s had a rough year missing time with injuries and getting off to a slow start. But, since the All-Star break, he’s hit .273/.355/.436 with 6 home runs. On the season he has 22 steals. I would really like to see him get a lot of at bats, but then a lot of guys are going to be looking for at bats this month. It will be interesting to see how Charlie gets them all in.
Jonathan Davis got into 19 games with the Blue Jays, hitting .140/.173/.200, but in Buffalo he hit .262/.382/.449 with 10 home runs and 13 steals. He’ll be handy to have as a pinch runner.
Richard Urena has been up and down a bit this year. He’s played 18 games with the Jays hitting .244/.262/.317. In Buffalo, in 98 games, he hit .274/.314/.393 with 6 home runs. I think we could do much worse for a utility infielder.
Beau Taylor, Thomas Pannone, Ryan Tepera and Clayton Richard have already been added to the roster.
I’m thinking that will be pretty much the end of the September call-ups, unless there is an injury sometime this month.