John Stilson

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John Stilson
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1990-07-28) July 28, 1990 (age 24)
Texarkana, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

John Jacob Stilson (born July 28, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Career[edit]

Stilson was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 19th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Texarkana College, but did not sign and transferred to Texas A&M University.[1] As a freshman in 2010, he led the nation in earned run average with a 0.80 as a relief pitcher.[2] Moved to the starting rotation in 2011, Stilson was 5-2 with a 1.68 earned run average with 92 strikeouts before suffering a torn labrum, which caused him to miss the rest of the season.[3] Despite the injury, he was still drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the third round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]

Stilson made his professional debut with the Class A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays in 2012.[2] After going 3-0 with a 2.82 earned run average and 47 strikeouts, he was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. After starting nine games, he was moved to the bullpen and pitched in another eight games. He finished his first professional season 5-4 with a 3.88 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 104 13 innings pitched. Stilson started the 2013 season in the bullpen for the Fisher Cats and was promoted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in May. Stilson was ranked as the number 6 prospect in the Blue Jays organization on July 26, 2013, when the revised Top 100 Prospects list was released.[5]

Stilson attended the Blue Jays' 2014 major league spring training camp, and was re-assigned to their minor league camp on March 19, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A&M pitcher Stilson brings many forms of fire". Mysanantonio.com. April 15, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b By KEVIN GRAYNew Hampshire Union Leader (June 20, 2012). "Kevin Gray's On Baseball: Stilson overcomes shoulder injury to prosper again". Unionleader.com. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (May 28, 2011). "Childress: Stilson lost for season with labrum tear". Blog.chron.com. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Blue Jays go pitching heavy on Day 2". Toronto.bluejays.mlb.com. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (July 26, 2013). "Pitching remains strength in Blue Jays system". MLB.com. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 

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