Acquired: Via trade from the Rangers on March 29, 2016, along with C Bobby Wilson, for C Bryan Holaday (DET). Originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 17th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|4-13 with a 3.96 ERA in 25 starts between Erie (Double-A) and Toledo (Triple-A), striking out 115 and walking 46 in 131 2/3 innings while allowing 148 hits.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Toledo on September 2 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/02/17
|September 2, in a 5-2 loss to the Indians. The second of three pitchers on the night, he allowed two hits over three-and-one-third shutout innings, though he did hit two batters. Of 47 pitches thrown, 28 were for strikes. Coming on to start the top of the sixth in relief of right-handed starter Jordan Zimmermann, he retired Francisco Lindor on a fly ball to left before Greg Allen reached on an infield single. Jose Ramirez then flew out to right and Edwin Encarnacion grounded out to shortstop. In the seventh, Carlos Santana flew out to right, Lonnie Chisenhall popped out to shortstop and Abraham Almonte grounded out to second. In the eighth, Yan Gomes grounded out to second and Giovanny Urshela grounded out to shortstop before Lindor reached on an infield single. He was stranded, though, when Allen grounded back to the mound. In the ninth, Ramirez grounded out to first before Jaye hit back-to-back batters, Encarnacion and Santana, before being replaced by left-handed reliever Daniel Stumpf.|
|The well-traveled Jaye is now with his fourth organization via a trio of trades, starting his career out of high school in Fayetteville, Georgia, when he was drafted by the Blue Jays in 2010. Dealt to the White Sox on New Year's Day of 2012 with RHP Daniel Webb for RHP Jason Frasor, he was then dealt to the Rangers on December 10, 2015, for LHP Will Lamb. Ranked by Baseball Americaas the Tigers' No. 17 prospect coming into 2017, he's armed with a fastball in the low 90s, a slider and a changeup. In 2016, making the same Erie/Toledo split, he was 5-12 with a 3.95 ERA in 28 starts, striking out 135 and walking 41 while allowing 157 hits in 161 2/3 innings. He's been a workhorse thus far, throwing 147 2/3 innings in 2015 at Birmingham (Double-A) and 161 innings including a pair of complete games between Winston-Salem (High A) and Birmingham in 2014. In fact, his 131 2/3 innings before his promotion is his lowest tally since he made it to full season action in 2014.|