The appearance of Moreno

Moreno’s appearance


Since joining the Blue Jays, youngster Gabriel Moreno has not disappointed.

Some, like me, may have thought he was moved up the ranks too quickly, but the catcher proved us wrong.

Moreno shows he's a good hitter and can direct pitchers, both young and old.

The young man only played 227 games with the Blue Jays affiliates, but he compiled an interesting record, posting an average of .311 with 25 home runs and 173 RBI.

Kirk, not stung

Moreno wants to be the receiver of the future in Toronto. However, we must not forget the presence of Alejandro Kirk, the young Mexican who preceded him.

Kirk is a valuable assistant for the young Moreno. Not only is he an excellent hitter, but despite his small size, he is nimble and directs pitchers well. 

The next generation of the Jays is present within the team, especially with Alek Manoah on the mound. Although he fell to the New York Yankees on June 18, his record has been impressive since his major league debut. 

Since his promotion with the big club, the young right-hander 24 years old has a record of 18 wins and only four losses in 34 appearances on the mound and an earned run average of 2.71. In 199.1 innings, the Floridian gave up just 143 hits and 58 walks, and struck out 206 batters.

The Jays were right when they made him their first pick in the 2019 draft.

Unfortunately, Hyun Jin Ryu, Tayler Saucedo, Trevor Richards and Andrew Vasquez are not here to support him due to injuries.

Another element that does not go unnoticed is the appearance of Raimel Tapia.

The latter is a product of the Rockies from Colorado, drafted in 2010. The Jays acquired him for Randal Grichuk in March. 

Tapia is a versatile outfielder who can easily patrol the center, left or right.

He adds an element of speed, both defensively and offensively. He already stole 20 bases with the Rockies last season. And he's only 28.

Bichette's maturity

Do we need to say that Bo Bichette has baseball in his the blood?

His father, Dante, played 14 major league campaigns, batting .299 with 274 home runs and 1,141 RBIs. 

And young Bo is determined to walk on his traces. 

Observers see him working hard during all practices, all game days and even days off! 

With the presence of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on the first cushion, they are well served. With Matt Chapman, Santiago Espinal and Cavan Biggio, the Jays are not to be outdone, especially since Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has the versatility to be able to replace them at short notice. 

In this chapter, only injuries could upset the plans of the formation of the Queen City.

The pitchers

Among the starters, Manoah wants to be the headliner, but he must not forget the presence of Kevin Gausman, Adam Cimber, Ross Stripling, Jose Berrios and Yimi Garcia, who are there to support him solidly.

In relievers, the Jays are pretty well served with their right-hand man, Jordan Romano, and as soon as Julian Merryweather recovers, they will have a duo that will be the envy of other teams.

The Tim Mayzas , Trent Thornton and David Phelps want to be seasoned relievers.

Jim Bunning

Who was the first pitcher to get 1,000 strikeouts in both major leagues? Bunning struck out 1,406 batters in the American League during his career and left 1,449 rivals in the National. He has also won at least 100 wins in both leagues, 118 in the American and 106 in the National. He played for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1996.

Rocky Colavito

The former Cleveland Indians (now Guardians) was the first outfielder on an American League team to go a full season without making a single mistake. In 1965, Colavito participated in 162 games of his team, a total of 1426 innings and two thirds without committing a single blunder in addition to pinning nine runners on the trails. Colavito also has the distinction of hitting at least 20 homers in 11 straight seasons. He is also the only outfielder to have seven hits in a single game on June 24, 1962…in addition to having walked one.

Jim Palmer

The ex-gunner had excellent control of his throws and he had a good eye as a hitter. Palmer is the only pitcher to walk twice when the pitches were full in a World Series game on October 11, 1971. He's also the only inducted pitcher in Cooperstown who homered in the majors while still a teenager! He achieved this feat on May 16, 1965, at the age of 19 years, seven months and a day.

Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson's name is synonymous with consistency in major league baseball. He is also the only MLB player to have collected 50 doubles during the 1954 to 1976 seasons. The Robinson surname is the 27th most famous in America. Several have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Brooks, Frank, Jackie and Wilbert. During his career, Frank Robinson played for the Cincinnati Redlegs and Reds, the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the California Angels and the Cleveland Indians in addition to having been the manager of the Indians , San Francisco Giants, Orioles, Expos and Washington Nationals.

The appearance of Moreno