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BP Toronto: Roberto Osuna and the Cutter Holding his Slider Hostage by Kyle Matte

Did adding a new pitch subtract from the closer`s effectiveness?
Via Baseball Prospectus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubbing Mud: Roberto Osuna`s Complicated Relationships by Matthew Trueblood

Toronto`s young closer has a potentially dominant cutter, if he can just figure out how to use it.
Via Baseball Prospectus
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Osuna, Martin’s knock-knock celebration is a product of their Blue Jays bromance

Roberto Osuna and Russell Martin have become increasingly close over the last couple years and the knock-knock routine was a product of that relationship.
Via Toronto Star
7 days ago

Roberto Osuna’s Rough Day at the World Baseball Classic

Despite the tendency for people to dump on the World Baseball Classic, the tournament has served up its share of fun underdog stories and been a tremendous reprieve from the doldrums of spring training. If nothing else, it’s just great to have competitive baseball back in our lives. With the only non-specific injury updates coming out of Dunedin these days, the WBC has been a welcome...
Via BP Toronto
8 days ago

Roberto Osuna and the Cutter Holding his Slider Hostage

When Roberto Osuna burst onto the scene in spring training 2015, he featured a powerful four seam fastball, a fluttering changeup, and a slurvy slider (that some identified as a curveball), with all three offerings having received plus future grades from the scouting community as he ascended the system. Previously a starting pitcher throughout his minor league career, Osuna made...
Via BP Toronto
9 days ago

Trusting Blue Jays Closer Roberto Osuna

In this year’s postseason, relievers have received attention based on when (or if) they have entered the game. For the Toronto Blue Jays and closer Roberto Osuna, there were questions a week ago whether Osuna would be able to pitch at all in the postseason after being removed from the Wild Card victory over the Baltimore Orioles with a shoulder issue. Osuna pitched to four batters...
Via Fangraphs
October 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Osuna: My mom is crying right now

After a scare in the wildcard game, Roberto Osuna proved that he was more than okay, he was on fire for the Blue Jays, going two amazing shut out innings to help them sweep the Texas Rangers to move onto the ALCS.
Via SportsNetCanada
October 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Roberto Osuna unavailable for Game 1 of ALDS?

While it was nice to watch their team spray champagne all over the place after a dramatic walk-off win in the A.L. Wild Card game Tuesday night, Toronto Blue Jays fans have to be at least slightly concerned about the status of their closer going forward. Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna, who had 36 saves in the regular season, abruptly exited the game after getting the first out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Roberto Osuna and the Aging Curve for Young Relievers

Way back in April, the Blue Jays turned some heads when they filled out their bullpen with a couple of 20-year-old A-Ballers: Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna. Few doubted that these young arms had closer-type stuff, but they also lacked any experience against big league hitting. There wasn’t much of precedent for pitchers making that type of jump, making it darn near impossible...
Via Fangraphs
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: The rise of rookie closer Roberto Osuna

With the Toronto Blue Jays finally surpassing the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East division Wednesday night, it’s worth examining a key piece behind their recent success. Besides the big names that were already prevalent at the season’s start, as well as those arriving at the trade deadline, a name recently ringing many Toronto fans’ ears is the...
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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