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Class-A Relief Pitcher Of The Week: Blue Jays Prospect Dusty Isaacs

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In the minor leagues, relief pitchers are not used as often and most times they may get on the mound every third day, so it makes picking a pitcher of the week that much harder.

But looking back to the week of May 16 – May 22 in Class A ball, the one guy that stands out to us is Blue Jays prospect, right hander Dusty Isaacs.

Issacs is pitching with Class A (Full) Lansing Lugnuts and in the past week he recorded three saves, allowed just three hits, with six strikeouts in three shutout innings.

Now the story isn’t just the past week, because in 15 games so far in 2016, the Ohio native has a 0.00 ERA, with seven saves, just three walks, and 25 strikeouts in 20 innings of work. He has a 0.70 WHIP and opponents are batting just .153 on the season.

On May 10th and 14th, Isaac’s threw two innings in each game, allowing just one hit and striking out five in each.

The Blue Jays drafted Issacs in the 18th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Georgia Tech.

He started his professional career in Rookie ball in 2014 and in 21 relief appearances, he recorded eight saves, with a 3.41 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 29 innings.

The following season he appeared in one game in Class-A (Adv), before getting sent to Class-A (Full) where he appeared in 25 games, saving two, and striking out 60 batters in 50.1 innings, and finishing 2-0, with a 3.93 ERA.

Issacs isn’t considered a Blue Jays top prospect at the moment, but he proving his worth to the organization this season. He is a good right hander that is only getting better.

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