Can scroll down to just read about the Jays if you want, but an interesting write-up on the starting rotation:
Last day's tweets suggest it'll be Stroman, Dickey, Estrada, Happ, Sanchez (not necessarily in that order). Hutchison in AAA, Chavez the long-man and Floyd the extra guy. I think Chavez could convert to a 1-inning reliever, down the road, but he may be our 5th-6th best starter so they'll keep him stretched out to fill in for injuries.
Basically, the King of Stat Guys ranks the Jay's rotation as 25th best, but notes that his particular preferred ranking likely underestimates the Jays, as both Dickey and Estrada are pitchers who have shown the ability to outperform the "best" system. For Dickey, the reason is obvious - strikeouts are really important, and he doesn't get a lot even if he is pitching well. Estrada is also an outlier in that for his whole career, he has given up a much higher proportion of fly balls than most pitchers.
If you squint, you can see a rotation that could push the top-10. Stroman could be awesome, Estrada, Happ and Sanchez could all be very strong, and Dickey can play soft-toss until his arm falls off. Then again, with all those question marks, we could have basically a #2 guy in Stroman, and no one else who is much better than a #5, no matter how deep you go...they could easily be one of the worst rotations in the MLB too.
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