Christopher Ryan Rowley ... Attended South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia ... Attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.
Started the year with Double-A New Hampshire where he went 3-2 with a 1.73 ERA over 52.0 innings ... Was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo in June and made his AAA debut on June 19 at Rochester, throwing 4.2 innings of one-run relief (6H, 3BB, 5K) ... Had his contract purchased by the Blue Jays on Aug. 12...Earned the win that afternoon in his MLB debut as a starter vs. PIT (5.1 IP, 5H, 1ER, 1BB, 3K)...Became the 1st member of the U.S. Military Academy to play in the Majors...Became the first Toronto starter to win his debut in the Majors since Drew Hutchison did so on April 21, 2012...Became the 43rd player in club history to make his MLB debut as a starting pitcher (last: Matt Boyd on June 27, 2015) ... Made three starts (1-1, 4.61 ERA) before returning to the minors on Aug. 23...Finished the season with the Bisons with 12 total appearances (eight starts), going 3-5 with a 2.66 ERA (64.1, 60H, 19ER, 2HR, 17BB/46K) ... Called back up on Sept. 3 and was added to the Jays' bullpen ... Allowed one run over 3.0 innings in his 1st appearance as a reliever on Sept. 5 at BOS...Took the loss as he allowed a walk-off single to Hanley Ramirez in the 19th inning ... Gave up six runs (2-HR) in one inning on Sept. 17 at MIN ... In his final outing on Sept. 27 at BOS, pitched one inning without allowing a run, his 1st scoreless appearance ... Allowed seven earned runs over 5.0 IP out of the bullpen (3G, 12.60 ERA, .417 AVG).
Spent all of 2016 with Advanced-A Dunedin and went 10-3 in 31 games (14 starts) while posting a 3.49 ERA.
Did not play in 2014 and 2015 as he was in the midst of his active duty service obligation after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Pitched in nine games for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays in 2013, going 4-0 with a 1.10 ERA.