With the exceptions of Roy Oswalt and Edwin Jackson, the starting pitching free agent crop of 2012 has been harvested. After last season, it’s clear that the Toronto Blue Jays need help in their starting rotation and they need it now.
Toronto fans rode a roller coaster of emotion through December, as nearly all sources had Yu Darvish pitching north of the border in 2012. After losing out on Darvish and seeing Gio Gonzalez dealt to Washington, impatient fans are turning their obsession towards veteran right-handed workhorse Matt Garza.
Garza is an incredible pitcher and is coming off a career year that saw him post a 3.32 ERA over 198.0 innings pitched. Alex Anthopoulos has done an incredible job stocking Toronto’s farm system with talent, and he would be wise to hold onto it heading into the 2012 campaign.
Here are 11 prospects the Jays would be wise to keep in their organization for the time being: