Is a 1994 graduate of Father Judge High School in Philadelphia where he played baseball and was MVP of the
Catholic League...is a 1998 graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science where he played baseball and was NYCAC2004
The reliever began the season on the 15-day disabled list (right shoulder).
Served a rehab assignment at Syracuse (AAA) from 5/2-13, in which he went 0-0 with a save and 0.00 ERA in five
games (5.0 IP).
On 5/15, was returned from his rehab assignment, re-instated from the DL and optioned to Syracuse.
Was recalled by the Blue Jays on 6/3 and went 0-0 in 14 games with a 5.48 ERA, working 21.1 innings before being optioned back to Syracuse on 7/22.
In his two stints with Toronto, combined to go 1-0 with a 4.81 ERA in 24 games.
Worked 1.0 or more innings in 21 of his 24 outings with Toronto. Worked 2.0 or more innings five times, posting a 6.94
ERA in such games.
Recorded a season best 3.97 ERA (11.1 IP/ 5 ER) in the month of September, appearing in nine games.
Matched his career best with four strikeouts on 6/28 at TB.
On 9/2 vs. SEA, picked up his first win since 10/5/01 vs. CLE with 1.1 scoreless innings.
Was 3-3 with seven saves and a 2.57 ERA in two stints at Syracuse.
Was 2-1 with five saves on the road for Syracuse with a 0.44 ERA in 14 games.
Recorded a 4.0 inning save 5/26 at Charlotte (1H, 2K).
In the month of May, was 1-0 with four saves and a 0.57 ERA in 10 games.
From 8/1-16, recorded a win, loss or save in eight consecutive games with the SkyChiefs (2W, 3L, 3SV).
2003Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 26 (right shoulder) ... May 26 was transferred to the 60-day disabled list ... July 19 was sent to Dunedin (A) on a rehab assignment ... Pitched in three games with Dunedin and allowed one earned run (3.0IP) ... July 25 had rehab assignment transferred to Syracuse (AAA) ... Aug. 19 was returned from rehab assignment, re-instated from the 60-day disabled and optioned to Syracuse (AAA) ... In 11 relief appearances with the SkyChiefs did not record a decision ... Posted a 4.22 ERA in 10.2 innings of work ... Allowed runs in three of his 11 outings.2002In his first major league season was 5-3 with an ERA of 3.27 in 60 games which led all AL rookies...Selected as the Blue Jays Rookie of the Year by the Toronto Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association...Was second in the AL in percentage of double plays induced at 26.0% (15-50)... Opened the season in Tennessee of the Southern League (AA) and was recalled on April 12 after three games in which he was 0-0 with a save and a 3.00 ERA...Won his ML debut on April 14 vs KC after retiring the only batter he faced...Then lost his second game on April 19 vs the Yankees in a 17.0 inning game which saw him allow one run over 4.0 innings...Was optioned to Syracuse of the International League (AAA) on April 18 where he appeared in two games and was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA before being recalled to Toronto...Upon return posted a 1.72 ERA in May and 1.13 mark in June...From May 20 to June 28 allowed one run and seven hits over 16 outings and posted an ERA of 0.43 (1ER/20.2IP)...Stranded the first 12 inherited runners over seven outings...First inherited run allowed was June 18 at Baltimore...At the All-Star break was 3-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 28 games...Did not allow a home run in his first 42.0 innings until July 13 at Philadelphia when Rolen homered, which resulted in a blown save...Was then ejected from that game after hitting the next batter Travis Lee...From July 13 to July 28 appeared in eight games and was 0-1 with an ERA of 6.97 ERA (8ER/10.1IP) and allowed three home runs...Finished July 0-1 with a 6.06 ERA...In August was 0-0 with a 3.09 ERA after eight of ten outings were scoreless...Saw his record even out to 3-3 after a loss on September 20 at Baltimore...Posted wins on September 24 at Cleveland and October 5 vs Cleveland (Gm #2) to finish 5-3...Stranded 35 of 44 inherited runners and had six holds...Held opponents to a .220 batting average with left-handed batters at .242 and right-handed batters at .207...Walked 29 batters, of which eight were intentional, and struck out 38.2000Split the season between Tennessee of
the Southern League (AA) and Syracuse of the International
League (AAA)... On the season was 6-3 with 28 saves in 56
games while posting a 2.33 ERA... Opened the season with
Tennessee where he was 4-3 with 20 saves in 36 games with
a 3.12 ERA... In 34.2 innings he recorded 40 strikeouts and
held opponents to a .215 average... Had a 1.17 ERA in eight
April games with six saves... On May 5 vs Greenville suffered
first loss after being charged with four ER without recording
an out... Was one of two occasions all season that he allowed
more that one earned run in a game... In June was 1-1 with
four saves and a 1.17 ERA in eight games... On July 15 vs
Greenville pitched a season high 2.0 innings and allowed a
solo HR, his first allowed all season... Pitched one inning or
less in 31 of his 36 games... In Tennessee was 3-2 with eight
saves with a 5.40 ERA in 17 games and on the road was 1-1
with 12 saves in 19 games with a 1.37 ERA... Was called up
to Syracuse on July 28 and debuted with a scoreless inning
on July 30 vs Indianapolis... After allowing an earned run on
July 31 he posted 14 consecutive scoreless games from
August 2 to August 26... From August 18 to September 2, he
recorded saves in eight of nine games to finish the season.
With Syracuse was 2-0 with eight saves and a 0.93 ERA in
20 games... Following the season pitched for Scottsdale in
the Arizona Fall League and was 2-1 with five saves and a
3.38 ERA in 15 games... Was selected to the 2000 Arizona
Fall League All-Prospect Team as one of two right-handed
relievers.1999With Dunedin of the Florida State League
was All-Star selection after posting a 4-1 record with 26
saves and a 1.70 ERA in 47 games... Led league in relief
points (84), was second in league and fifth in all minor
leagues among relievers in the opponents average allowed
at .165... Was third in league among relievers in runners per
9.0IP at 8.15... Was fourth in league and second in the
organization in saves (26), fourth in league in games finished
(42)... Did not allow an earned run in first 13 appearances
over 13.1 innings, allowing just four hits and three walks
while striking out 15 to pick up eight saves... Closed season
by allowing just one earned run in last 13 appearances
spanning 14.2 innings and was 1-0 with nine saves... On the
road was 1-0, with a 1.04 ERA and 12 saves... Right-handed
hitters batted .134 (16-119)... With runners in scoring posi-tion
opponents hit just .115 (6-52)... Pitched for Rancho
Cucamonga, California Fall League, compiling 1-0 record
with a 3.45 ERA and three saves in 14 games.1998Made his pro debut with
Medicine Hat and led Pioneer League (A) in saves (16), relief
points (50), games finished (26) and was second in games
(28)... Led league relievers in baserunners per 9.0IP ratio at
8.72 and placed third in walks per 9.0IP at 1.40... Did not
allow an earned run in first 17 appearances, was 1-0 with
nine saves... Allowed earned runs in only three of 28 appear-ances...
Did not allow more than two runs, earned or un-earned,
in any outing... Held opponents to batting average