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Macedonian
08-31-2010, 05:28 PM
Vermilyea picked up by Blue Jays

The Golden Baseball League announced Monday that Na Koa Ikaika Maui pitcher Jamie Vermilyea has had his contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays. He is being sent to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.
The 28-year-old Vermilyea is rejoining his original professional organization. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound right-hander was drafted by the Blue Jays in the ninth round of the 2003 amateur draft.
In his first three seasons in the Blue Jays system, he went 19-9 with eight saves and a career ERA of 3.05, including a perfect game in Double-A in 2004.

He played professionally in Italy last year.
As Na Koa's closer, he posted a 1-2 record with 20 saves, one short of the league record, with a 1.64 ERA in 31 games.
Link (http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/539896/Vermilyea-picked-up-by-Blue-Jays.html?nav=11)

nithanyo
08-31-2010, 05:35 PM
1.64 ERA sounds good. Even tho its in ...... Italy:rolleyes:

Nevermind

jaysrocksox
08-31-2010, 05:41 PM
I think I could pitch a 2 era in Italy.

Manatoo
08-31-2010, 05:47 PM
Didn't Team Canada lose to Team Italy in the wbc? :laugh:

mkcavy
08-31-2010, 05:58 PM
1.64 ERA sounds good. Even tho its in ...... Italy:rolleyes:

Nevermind

The Golden Baseball League is in California and Arizona. He pitched in Italy in 2009. The quality of the players is still pretty low, but it has attracted some big names like Canseco, Ricky Henderson and Mark Prior.

Halladay
08-31-2010, 05:59 PM
In his first three seasons in the Blue Jays system, he went 19-9 with eight saves and a career ERA of 3.05, including a perfect game in Double-A in 2004.

What went wrong exactly?

Nofear
08-31-2010, 06:00 PM
1.64 ERA sounds good. Even tho its in ...... Italy:rolleyes:

Nevermind


I think I could pitch a 2 era in Italy.

The Golden Baseball League is an independant league in California and Arizona. If you read it correctly, it said he played in Italy last year

tuck25
08-31-2010, 06:03 PM
At 19-9 why did we let him go in the first place???:eyebrow::confused: And a perfect game to boot.

Macedonian
08-31-2010, 06:09 PM
From Baseball-Reference.com:

Minor League stats:
175 games ; 482.0 IP ; 3.68 ERA ; 1.303 WHIP ; 6.8 K/9 ; 2.74 K/BB

Mayor League stats:
2 games ; 6 IP ; 0.00 ERA

Season 2007:
Boston - Toronto 8:0 (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=AlAWuH5OXphYa_nf6Vi9xxOFCLcF?gid=270 510114)
Baltimore - Toronto 7:3 (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=AufM0vxaVDdzcB90cN_KJVuFCLcF?gid=270 422101)

Nofear
08-31-2010, 06:13 PM
At 19-9 why did we let him go in the first place???:eyebrow::confused: And a perfect game to boot.

I recall somewhat that he only got purchased when BJ Ryan and Davis Romero were moved to the 60 day DL which opened space on the 40 man. I'm guessing it was a numbers game that he got cut being as he was 5+ years and on the 40.

I've seen a couple articles recently that he had quite a following in the Golden Baseball League, which most people consider as the premier independant league. Basically, it was stated that he was a big part in taking an average team to a suprising first half championship. I read several teams were hot on his trail but never seen once that the Jays were involved.

Good move for the Jays. It might not be anything important in the long run but that league does have some quality hitters so no harm in giving him a try in LV

Jays Claw
08-31-2010, 06:34 PM
Why did he leave in the first place? I mean, his numbers were very good.

ramz.n
08-31-2010, 06:48 PM
money? :confused:

wamco
08-31-2010, 08:30 PM
better pizza

wamco
08-31-2010, 08:30 PM
find a way to blame jp

D-Train#35
08-31-2010, 08:32 PM
I remember this guy

nithanyo
08-31-2010, 08:36 PM
Didn't Team Canada lose to Team Italy in the wbc? :laugh:

touche

Nofear
08-31-2010, 08:43 PM
Why did he leave in the first place? I mean, his numbers were very good.

He was released. As I mentioned, I think it was numbers when all those 60 day guys came off for '08

dtmagnet
08-31-2010, 08:49 PM
So what can we expect from this guy, will he ever make our bullpen?

BlueJayFanDan
08-31-2010, 09:12 PM
I vaguely remember him. I remember he had some decent stuff and looks like he can put up decent numbers. Perhaps bullpen material?

wamco
08-31-2010, 09:15 PM
if we lose 3 or 4 bullpen arms this offseason, i'd say he has a shot.

FlakeyFool
08-31-2010, 09:42 PM
Aaaa

Big Hurt
08-31-2010, 10:25 PM
He actually pitched for the Jays.
6 IP ERA 0.00

NICE