2017 Toronto Blue Jays Review: Leonel Campos

 Right-hander Leonel Campos spent much of 2017 shuttling between the Toronto Blue Jays and their triple-A affiliate in Buffalo. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron/USA Today.

Right-hander Leonel Campos spent much of 2017 shuttling between the Toronto Blue Jays and their triple-A affiliate in Buffalo. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron/USA Today.

By Emily @JaysGirlEmily

Blue Jays from Away

An off-season waiver pickup, Leonel Campos was new to Toronto this year. After starting the season in Buffalo, he made his first appearance on April 22, and pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings in Anaheim. He was sent back to Buffalo three days later, and returned to the big club on May 11.

He pitched in three games in May, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings. However, in one of those games, he allowed a hit and a walk and was removed without getting an out. Neither runner scored. He was optioned back to Buffalo on May 16.

Campos made two appearances in June, pitching 3 2/3 innings and allowing two runs – both unearned. He suffered a groin injury while running to cover first base on the 20th. As a result of the injury, he was placed on the disabled list, where he remained for over a month. His next appearance in the majors was on August 9th. Over four outings in August, a total of 3 innings, he allowed two earned runs.

Campos pitched in three games in September, and didn’t allow any runs. His ERA for the year was 2.63, and his WHIP was 1.39. He tallied 15 strikeouts, and walked eight batters. As a result, his K/BB rate was 1.88. Of the 13 games in which he appeared, he didn’t record a win or a loss in any of them.

Contract Status:

Campos became a free agent when the Blue Jays outrighted him off the roster at the end of the season. On November 22, he signed with Cleveland.

Regular Season Grades:

Jay Blue: C
Emily: B-

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Emily

Emily is a Communications student who grew up with a Roy Halladay poster on the back of her door. A baseball history nerd, she played softball for nine years and changes her favourite Blue Jay on a regular basis. She fondly remembers going to her first Jays game at age six with her father, and spending the whole time staring at the elevators going up the CN Tower.