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Yep, just announced.

Manoah is starting on Wednesday vs the Yankees per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. So now we get to see if the hype is real and hopefully the Jays get a big shot in the arm. Lord knows they need it right now.

9 pro starts, 1.54 ERA, 35 IP 8 BB 54 SO. For comparison to some greats... Dave Stieb: 128 IP before being called up, Roger Clemens: 127 2/3, Jim Abbott (not as high calibre) 0 IP, straight to majors (2 years sub 100 ERA+ but solid, then a 3rd place finish in Cy voting. So his innings are low, but not anywhere near a record by any stretch. Last year he would've had 50-100 IP I suspect if not for COVID and probably did that in camp. So lots of hope for 2021 for him. Lets hope he can keep his 6IP per start going.

From the Jays site not a full confirmation but if they wrote this nice an article odds are it is happening.
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uglyone - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 12:18 AM EDT (#398701) #
Love seeing Manoah but hate the process leading up to this callup. Fingers crossed.
Shoeless Joe - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 06:46 AM EDT (#398703) #
I donít understand that comment at all?

The process of dominating the minors?
scottt - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 07:27 AM EDT (#398704) #
He should have pitched the whole year in the minor in 2020 and would have over 150 professional innings by now.
Clemens debuted at 21.
Stieb was a 5th rounder, also debuted at 21.
Manoah is 23.

The timing is not great.
I think he's ready, but now instead of coming up to throw 5 good innings, he might think he needs to throw a complete game.
Hopefully, he brings to the mound what Guerrero brings to the plate.

Jonny German - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 07:46 AM EDT (#398706) #
It's the process of elimination.

Roark? Terrible.
Pearson? Re-building.
Hatch? Injured
Kay? Not getting the job done.
Zeuch? Really not getting the job done.
Allgeyer? Not an actual prospect.
Bullpen? Shot.

And so we arrive at Manoah.
Shoeless Joe - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 08:59 AM EDT (#398708) #
None of us know how many innings Manoah threw at the alternate site last year, so only the front office knows how much he is built up. This is a competitive team right now, and needs the best pitchers at the major league level.
scottt - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 09:06 AM EDT (#398709) #
I've heard that they want him to throw 130 innings. That is a clear as you can get.
John Northey - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 09:59 AM EDT (#398710) #
With the advanced studies done now they can tell if the guys arm is dropping, if he is changing his approach due to fatigue, etc. Stuff you had to do by eye before. I figure they won't risk blowing his arm out, but he might be one of those guys who can throw 200 IP at 23 and not suffer injuries, or he could be a Pearson who can't throw 50 before getting hurt. Impossible to know until he gets pushed and the minors was not pushing him at all now. This year 3 starts, 3 wins, 18 IP, 1 run allowed, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 4 singles, 4 HBP, 3 BB 27 K's, peak of 94 pitches, but 76+ all 3 times. 13 GB, 19 FB, 4 LD, 2 popups. 42 looking strikes, 44 swing and a miss strikes, contact made 77 times (mostly fouls). This kid is not seeing AAA as a challenge at all. He was good in college but not this good. When someone does better in AAA than in college odds are he is damn good and learning a LOT - an article in the Athletic said that coaches they talked to had nothing but praise for his training and thought process (he had a book to track his routine before he signed and he brought it into his meetings early on). This isn't your typical kid coming up. He sounds a lot like a Vlad on the mound - someone who lives baseball and studies it non-stop because he loves it. Doubt he will be as fun to watch personality wise as that is asking too much, but if he can grow fast then we are in for a treat.
greenfrog - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 10:40 AM EDT (#398711) #
I guess this is one situation where everyone likes a smart alek.

(Iím here all week.)
rafael - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 10:54 AM EDT (#398712) #
Manoah rhymes with groaner.
refers only to previos pun - gotta try the 23 year old shock therapy distraction in this team situation
Kasi - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 06:01 PM EDT (#398729) #
I don't see the issue with a 23 year old ex college pitcher making the majors. Now obviously last year with Covid (he got it) and the no minor league season he didn't get a lot of innings in, but he did get a lot at WVU. Generally the timeline for college pitchers is shorter like Stroman and Sale and others. He would have come up sometime this year, I don't see an issue with it being sooner rather than later.
ramone - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 08:55 PM EDT (#398748) #
Perhaps too early for draft talk, but the latest mock from BA has the Jays taking HS catcher Harry Ford, and they mention the Jays are one of the teams "in on Ford".
jgadfly - Wednesday, May 26 2021 @ 06:11 PM EDT (#398808) #
who are they going to drop from the 40 man ? Beasley ?
Cracka - Wednesday, May 26 2021 @ 07:42 PM EDT (#398811) #
Or they could put Josh Palacios on the 60 day IL, retroactive to May 10th. He's out 6-8 weeks and would still be allowed to "rehab" in the minors before the 60 days are up. That begin said, I don't think Beasley is going to be here for long so it could just be him.
scottt - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 07:48 AM EDT (#398814) #
Beasley is an obvious, choice. Milone, too, I think.
Hatch, Merryweather and Murphy will all need 40 roster spots eventually.
I don't think they can do anything with Palacios. He's on the minor league 7-IL.

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