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Fantasy Points per Game
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Innings Pitched
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Wins
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Losses
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Saves
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Strikeouts
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Base on Balls (Walk)
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Earned Run Average
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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2024 0.00 0.00
2023 102.55.1 36.3 1 1 35 8 1.73 0.83
2022 1.51.5 0.7 1 0.00 1.50
3y Avg. 304.3 12.3 0 0 12 3 1.46 0.89
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Could open season in rotation

    Francis could be the favorite to step into the fifth starter role for the Blue Jays if Alek Manoah (shoulder) isn't ready for Opening Day, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. Manoah was viewed as the likely No. 5 starter despite his 2023 struggles, but a poor start to the spring and a bout of shoulder soreness could force the Jays to re-evaluate. Francis posted strong numbers over 20 relief appearances last season and was mainly a starting pitcher in the minors, but it's not yet clear if his stuff will hold up over longer outings against big-league hitters. Should Francis also falter in camp, it could open the door for Mitch White or even top prospect Ricky Tiedemann (hamstring) to begin the campaign in the rotation.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Being built up as starter

    The Blue Jays are building up Francis to serve as a starter, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. The vast majority of Francis' minor-league appearances have come as a starter, though he has yet to begin a game on the mound through 21 MLB appearances. Francis holds an impressive 1.70 ERA and 0.84 WHIP through 37 career big-league frames, but even if he has a solid spring as a starter, he would need some attrition ahead of him to earn a spot at the back of Toronto's rotation.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Optioned to Triple-A

    Francis was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. This is all about adding a fresh arm to the Blue Jays bullpen after Francis pitched the last two days. His performance certainly didn't warrant a demotion, as he's posted a 1.73 ERA in 20 appearances this season.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Earns three-inning save

    Francis picked up a save Sunday against the Reds. He allowed one run on two hits and zero walks while striking out four over three innings. With the Blue Jays up big, Francis was called upon to pitch the final three frames, earning his first career save in the process. Though working mostly in low-leverage situations, the reliever has been effective when called upon with a 2.03 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in 26.2 innings.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Recalled from Buffalo

    Toronto recalled Francis from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. He is replacing Trevor Richards, who landed on the 15-day injured list Thursday because of neck inflammation. Francis has impressed in limited action this season at the major-league level, boasting a 2.30 ERA and 14:4 K:BB through 15.2 innings.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Optioned to Buffalo

    The Blue Jays optioned Francis to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. With Hyun Jin Ryu (elbow) returning from the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Francis will head back to the minors to clear a spot on Toronto's roster. The 27-year-old righty has been impressive this season to the tune of a 2.30 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through 15.2 innings out of the bullpen and has a very good chance at returning to the Jays later this summer.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Heads back to Triple-A

    The Blue Jays optioned Francis to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. Both Francis and utility man Ernie Clement were sent down by the Blue Jays, with corresponding moves slated to come later this week. Francis has pitched well in his brief time with the big club this season, collecting a 2.63 ERA and 12:4 K:BB over 13.2 relief innings.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Collects first big-league win

    Francis (1-0) was credited with the win in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over the Giants, allowing one run on four hits over four innings. He struck out two without walking a batter. The 27-year-old rookie took the mound in the fourth inning with the Jays ahead 5-0, after Trevor Richards had spun three shutout frames, and aside from an Austin Slater solo shot, Francis was effective over 47 pitches (32 strikes) en route to his first career win in the majors. The right-hander has worked multiple innings in four of his five MLB appearances, often serving as the back half of a tandem with Richards, and Francis has delivered a 2.92 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 10:4 K:BB through 12.1 innings. The role does afford him some fantasy upside as a source of further wins, but he's already been optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo twice since making his season debut in early June as Toronto juggles its pitching staff while trying to cover the fifth spot in its rotation.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Back in Toronto

    The Blue Jays recalled Francis from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. With Adam Cimber (shoulder) landing on the 15-day IL on Saturday, Francis will come up from the minors to take Cimber's spot in Toronto's bullpen. The 27-year-old righty has appeared in three games for the Jays this season, surrendering three earned runs over 7.1 frames while striking out seven batters.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Francis was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. He cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Francis has a 9.91 ERA in 26.1 innings over nine appearances since getting optioned to Triple-A on May 1.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Sent down Sunday

    Francis was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday. Francis was called up by Toronto on Saturday, but he didn't make any appearances during his stint with the big-league club. He'll head back to the minors since the Blue Jays need to trim their active roster to 26 players by Monday.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Officially recalled by Toronto

    Francis was recalled by the Blue Jays on Saturday. Francis was sent to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, but he'll quickly rejoin the major-league club as bullpen depth after Tayler Saucedo (hip) was placed on the 10-day injured list. The right-hander should pitch mainly in low-leverage situations.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Expected to rejoin big-league club

    Francis is expected to rejoin the Blue Jays on Saturday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports. The 26-year-old was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, but he'll likely reclaim a spot in the major-league bullpen since Tayler Saucedo (hip) is expected to land on the injured list. Francis tossed two-thirds of a scoreless inning during his big-league debut against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
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  • Blue Jays' Bowden Francis: Heads to minors

    The Blue Jays optioned Francis to their minor-league camp Monday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports. Francis has yet to reach the majors, but the Blue Jays thought highly enough of the 25-year-old right-hander's potential to protect him from Rule 5 draft this winter by adding him to the 40-man roster. After being acquired from the Brewers last July, Francis made 14 appearances (13 starts) for Triple-A Buffalo, recording a 4.19 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 71:31 K:BB across 73 innings.
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