John Stilson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Relief pitcher John Stilson has played in the Toronto Blue Jays system since 2012 and has quickly worked his way up the minor league ladder.

He was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 19th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but failed to sign. In 2011, he was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 3rd round and inked a contract. He was signed by scout C.J. Ebarb.

He pitched for the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays and the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2012, going a combined 5-4 with a save and a 3.88 ERA in 30 games (22 starts). Baseball America named him the #5 prospect in the organization going into 2013. That year, with the Fisher Cats and Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, he was 6-2 with five saves and a 2.17 ERA in 35 relief appearances. He was 2-0 with a 3.18 mark in 25 games for Buffalo in 2014 and, having been injured most of the year, made just one appearance for the Dunedin Blue Jays in 2015. Between New Hampshire and Buffalo in 2016, Stilson went 4-1 with a 3.81 ERA in 35 appearances. He was 2-5 with a 3.19 ERA in 38 appearances between those two teams in 2017.

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