Age – 21 Height – 6.2
Birth Place – Lakeland Florida
Weight – 195 LBS
Acquired – 15th round of the 2009 June Amateur Draft.
3 Seasons ERA – 2.49 WHIP – 1.040 H/9 – 7.2 18/9 Record
Drew Hutchison impressed Blue Jay management this spring when he went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 15 IP. The right hander allowed 5 Earned Runs on 13 hits while in camp, striking out 8 and walking a mere 3 batters out of the 45 he faced.
Credited with having a Plus Slider, Hutch can also throw Change (with movement) and both 4 Seam and 2 Seam Fastballs. He admits that his 4 Seam lacks movement however he can dial it up to 95 when needed. The 2 Seam is said to educe more ground balls due to its sink and the Change Up is effective enough to keep opposing hitters honest in the box.
Command has always been a strong point for Hutchison as he has managed to Walk only 57 batters while Striking Out 246 during his Minor League career.
In only his 3rd season of professional ball, Hutchison is set to become the 6th Blue Jay pitcher in 2 years to make his MLB debut directly from New Hampshire joining the likes of Kyle Drabek, Henderson Alvarez, Joel Carreno, Evan Crawford & former Blue Jay Zach Stewart.