Adopt-A-Jay 2021 Edition

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (base photo); Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (background); Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (headshots of Dickey and Norris); Minor Leaguer (Photoshop)

Hi everyone!

Now that everyone has reported to Spring Training and most of the remaining meh starting pitchers have found their way to the Mets and Mariners, it's time for our fun little event - the 3rd Annual Adopt-A-Jay!

2019 Start - 2019 Review - 2020 Start - 2020 Review was missed -

Sorry for missing the last review, the season felt a little absent to me and I lost my way.

On to 2021!
For those unfamiliar with the idea, it's that we as fans can tend to take a particular interest in players on the team. It's a known fact! Some people have baseball crushes on particular players for whatever reason!

This year's team promises to be very, very exciting and I can safely say that most Jays fans are anticipating this season more than any other since the last playoff experience.

To help people get involved, let's change it up a tiny bit this year.

1 - If your guy from last year is still on the list and you enjoyed following them, you can do so again. Or not, haha.
2 - If someone's got your pick, I'm sure some sort of agreement can be made, possibly involving drinking. Work it out!
3 - If multiple people want to sign up for the same player, the person who followed that player last year gets first choice. Check the link above to confirm if you can't remember.

Here's the list of MLB and noted MiLB players based on expected positions and if I remembered they existed. If there's someone you like that is not on the list, feel free to get me to add them and I will.
Note: So.. many.. pitchers..

SP Hyun-Jin Ryu - radivel (from 2020)
SP Nate Pearson - Thom N
SP Tanner Roark - J-74 Has been disowned!
SP Robbie Ray - WarningTrackPower
SP Steven Matz - JaysFanDL
SP Jose Berrios - MisterChrister
SP Tyler Chatwood - Minor leaguer.. not the person, but the status
SP Ross Stripling -
SP Trent Thornton - Minor Leaguer (from 2020)
SP Anthony Kay - P.E.I Steelers fan
SP Ryan Borucki - Rico Cardi B
SP Eric Pardinho -
SP Adam Kloffenstein - Rickap
SP Julian Merryweather - belisaurius
SP Simeon Woods-Richardson - 13yroldbaseballfanatic
SP Thomas Hatch - gabrielsyme (from 2020)
SP Alex Manoah - e&n4e
SP T.J. Zeuch - StuInStupid

CL Kirby Yates - injured :(
RP David Phelps -
RP Francisco Liriano -
RP Jacob Waguespeck - DangYouToHeck "Say it ain't so, Dang! Say it ain't so!" "'fraid so, Wags. 'fraid so."
RP Tim Mayza - Link Floyd
RP Elvis Luciano -
RP Rafael Dolis -
RP Jordan Romano - BlueJayMatt
RP AJ Cole -
RP Patrick Murphy - John0lerude
RP Hagen Danner -
RP Travis Bergen -
RP John Axford - J-74

C Danny Jansen - dexfarkin
C Reese McGuire - (barraqudie is fan club president...)
C Alejandro Kirk - zstam
C Riley Adams - scrooge.mcduck
C Gabriel Moreno -

1B Rowdy Tellez - siggian
2B Marcus Semien - Martin Barratt
SS Bo Bichette -
3B Vlad Guerrero Jr - TimberLee (from 2020)
3B Cavan Biggio - MrSunday
IF Santiago Espinal -
IF Joe Panik - bullgul (because Yates got hurt)
IF Jordan Groshans - hansdampf (from 2020)
IF Orelvis Martinez - Siefert

CF George Springer - Kate Stanwick
LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr - yyzcalifornia
RF Teoscar Hernandez - TerryPlaysTheGameTheRightWay
OF Randall Grichuk -
OF Jonathan Davis - Seeforman
CF Austin Martin - earlweaverfan

MN Charlie Montoyo -

Have fun following your favorite players on your favorite team! This year should be great!

Editor's Note: This is a FanPost written by a reader and member of Bluebird Banter. It was not commissioned by the editors and is not necessarily reflective of the opinions of Bluebird Banter or SB Nation.