The 1988 Project Phase 2 Day 9: Toronto Blue Jays

So we have here Pat Borders, Sil Campusano, Mike Flanagan, and Todd Stottlemyre. Borders is one of three rookies in this crop, and he had a pretty good 88, all things considered, especially for a rookie catcher. He hit .273/.285/.448 with 5 homers, a 103 OPS+ and a 0.7 WAR. It was a good start to a respectable career. Campusano was one of many touted Blue Jays outfield prospects, but he managed only a .218/.282/.359 line with a 79 OPS+ in his rookie campaign, and didn’t play much more in the majors after that. Stottlemyre, the son of Mel Stottlemyre, made his debut in April of 88, having made the team out of Spring Training. He had a lousy year, going 4-8 with a 5.69 ERA and a 69 ERA+. Thankfully, he would improve.

Our only veteran is Mike Flanagan. Flanny was nearing the end of his career here. He went 13-13 with a 4.18 ERA for the Jays, a 93 ERA+, but he had some good years left in that arm still.

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