Casey Janssen is on his way

Casey Janssen made his second start of the season for Dunedin last night and it was a great one for his progression. Casey threw 4 innings of no-hit shutout ball allowing only one walk and striking out 3. After 2 starts he has a 0.00 ERA over 7 innings, with 4 strike outs and 1 hit allowed. The Jays would surely love to have a healthy Janssen on board, and hopefully his hot start is a sign of what's to come to season. Once he's stretched out a little more, Janssen could get the call to AA or AAA.

Janssen missed the entire 2008 season after a torn labrum was discovered, and surgery was completed in March 2008. Just a little over a year's recovery time is perfect for a SP, so hopefully Janssen can remain healthy enough to help the Jays out and get his career back on track. In 2007, his stats were 72.2 IP, 39 Ks, 20 BB, 67 HA, a 2.37 ERA, and 1.21 WHIP.

Although the Jays may want Janssen to come up as a starter, he may only fill that role for a short time since the last and only time he threw more than 100 innings was in 2006, when he threw 136. He could surely provide the Jays with a half dozen starts to help out when starters go down, but would be better off pitching out of the bullpen. As if the Jays need more depth in their pen, but I'm positive they'll take it and run with the injuries they've had in recent years.

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