AL East Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IMarch 11, 2009

I have the Toronto Blue Jays finishing a close fourth this year behind the Tampa Bay Rays. They will need a big drive to make it all the way through the season with a decent record and standing in the always tough AL East.

Keep an Eye on: David Purcey, SP

Purcey will be starting his rookie season in the rotation. The lefty went 8-6 with a 2.69 ERA in Syracuse last year.

Projected Lineup

1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Aaron Hill, 2B
3. Alex Rios, RF
4. Vernon Wells, CF
5. Adam Lind, DH
6. Scott Rolen, 3B
7. Lyle Overbay, 1B
8. Rod Barajas, C
9. Travis Snider, LF

Projected Pitching Staff

1. Roy Halladay, RHP
2. Jesse Litsch, RHP
3. David Purcey, LHP
4. Casey Janssen, RHP
5. Dustin McGowan, RHP

Projected Bullpen

B.J. Ryan
Scott Downs
Jason Frasor
Brandon League
Jeremy Accardo

Top Prospects

1. Travis Snider, LF
2. J.P. Arencibia, C
3. Brett Cecil, LHP
4. Justin Jackson, SS
5. David Cooper, 1B


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