Drew Hutchison Prospect Videos
Take a look at Drew Hutchison in these videos from MLBProspectPortal.com. The Toronto Blue Jays have promoted the right-hander from Double-A New Hampshire to make his Major League debut against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. He has only made six Double-A starts but Hutchison has put up impressive numbers throughout his brief minor league career. In 45 minor league starts (and one relief appearance) Hutchison has struck out 9.4 batters per nine innings, while posting a 2.49 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.
Hutchison made two starts for the Blue Jays during 2012 spring training, logging a total of 15 innings pitched over his five appearances. He more than held his own, recording a 3.00 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
Take a look at Drew Hutchison’s pitching mechanics:
Watch Hutchison pitching for the Blue Jays during 2012 spring training:
Watch Hutchison warm up before facing the Baltimore Orioles during spring training:
Hutchison strikes out Orioles 1B Nick Johnson:
Hutchison warming up on the mound with Blue Jays C Travis d’Arnaud:
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It will certainly be interesting to see how Hutchison fares against the Royals in his Major League debut. His performance could go a long way to determining how long he sticks around in Toronto. With LHP Brett Cecil losing his rotation spot during spring training and RHP Dustin McGowan back on the disabled list, there are no other sure fire candidates for the fifth spot in the rotation. The Blue Jays used RHP Joel Carreno as a “fifth starter” when he pitched the third game of the season in Cleveland. However since then, the team has had enough off days that they haven’t required a fifth starter until tomorrow’s contest. All eyes of Blue Jays nation will be on the 21-year-old right-hander from Lakeland, Florida. It should be a fun game to watch.