The Oakland Starting Rotation Still a Mystery

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Sep 25, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Kendall Graveman (31) delivers a pitch during the Jays 7-5 loss to Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The case for Kendall Graveman:

Another non-prospect with great potential that Beane plucked from the hands of another. He was never recognized as a top prospect likely due to his quick rise through the ranks. Drafted in the eighth round 2013, he began his career in single-A but rose through every level of the Jays’ system in 2014 to reach the majors and throw 4.2 quality innings. He offers up even less home runs than Nolin, issues less walks, but strikes out less hitters.

Career highlight: Reaching the majors in his first full professional season and throwing 4.2 innings, allowing just two runs.

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