Joseph Carlo Biagini...Selected by the San Francisco in the 26th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of California, Davis...Made 13 appearances for UC-Davis in 2011 after transferring from the College of San Mateo...His father, Rob, played briefly in the Giants' Minor League system in 1982.
Went 2-12 with a 5.73 ERA and a .279 opp. avg. as a starter (1.48 WHIP)...Made 18 starts total, seven after returning from the minors at the end of August...In those seven starts, went 0-5 with a 5.94 ERA (22 ER/33.1 IP) with a 1.59 WHIP ... Went 1-1 out of the bullpen with a 4.26 ERA (15 ER/31.2 IP), a .223 opp. avg. and a 1.17 WHIP ... Nine of his last 10 relief appearances were scoreless outings (.184 opp. avg., 7-for-38) ... Struck out five batters on May 3 at NYY, a career-best in a relief appearance ... Made his 1st career start on May 7 at TB (4.0 IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K) ... Did not allow a run over 5.0 innings in his 2nd start on May 12 vs. SEA, earning a win as a starter for the 1st time...In his first two starts combined for 9.0 IP with no earned runs and no walks ... Recorded his 1st quality start on May 28 vs. TEX (6.0 IP, 7H, 2ER, 1BB, 7K) ... Threw 100 pitches over 7.0 innings on June 3 vs. NYY (4H, 1ER, 1BB, 6K), his 1st time hitting the century mark ... Allowed seven runs (six earned) in just 1.0+ innings of work on June 16 vs. CWS (8H, BB), the most runs in the fewest innings pitched by a Blue Jay since Mark Buehrle on Oct. 4, 2015 at TB (8R, 0.2 IP) ... Was optioned to Buffalo on Aug. 4 to further develop as a starter...In four starts with the Bisons, posted a 1-1 record with a 3.12 ERA (6 ER/17.1 IP) ... Had his best Major-League start on Sept. 1 at BAL, recording a career-high 10 strikeouts over 7.0 scoreless inninings ... On Sept. 12 vs. BAL, went a career-best 8.0 innings (6H, 2ER, 2K) and earned a no-decision as Toronto came back in the bottom of the 9th for a 3-2 victory ... Lasted just 1.1 innings on Sept. 17 at MIN (5H, 6R, 4 ER, BB, 2HR), his second start to not get through two innings (also June 16 vs. CWS) ... Allowed three runs over 5.0 innings in his final start on Sept. 29 at NYY, falling to 0-7 in his last nine starts (6.55 ERA, .304 opp. avg.).
Is one of five relievers to not allow an earned run in postseason play in club history joining Roberto Osuna (2016), Aaron Sanchez (2015), Jim Acker (1985) and Dennis Lamp (1985)…Was one of four relievers in the 2016 postseason to post a 0.00 ERA through the first three rounds of the playoffs (Roberto Osuna, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen)...Joined teammate Aaron Sanchez as the only rookie relievers in franchise history to record an ERA of 0.00 in the playoffs (Sanchez did so in 2015)...Opponents hit just .120 off of him in the playoffs…That ranks as the 4th lowest opposition average in a single postseason for a Blue Jays reliever in club history (minimum 6.0 IP)…It was also the lowest opposition average among all relievers in the 2016 postseason...Limited the opposition to a .154 average (2-13) with runners on, however, allowed three of his five inherited runners to score in the posteason...Issued just one walk to the final 47 batters he faced this season (including regular and postseason)...Struck out a career high four batters in 2.0 IP on Sept. 7 at NYY...On Sept. 3 at TB, surrendered his first career HR (Kevin Keirmaier)…Entered with a ML best 62.0IP without allowing a HR...His 49 games without giving up a home run set a new club mark to start a career, passing LHP Aaron Loup (44 games)...Was the longest such streak since RHP Dan Otero started his career with 55 homerless games from April 7, 2012 until April 25, 2014 for SF and OAK…Otero pitched 63.2 innings before his first HR...Saw his scoreless innings streak snapped at 20.2 IP on Aug. 26 vs. LAA after allowing two earned runs...It was the longest streak by a Blue Jay this season, and the 4th longest by a Blue Jays rookie in club history... Suffered his second loss of the season June 7 at DET, after allowing two hits and a run in a walk-off loss...Earned his third win of the year May 31 vs. NYY...Picked up the win in two of four TOR victories from May 27-31, a span of five days... Recorded his first career save on May 19 at MIN (1.0, H, K)...Picked up his first career victory May 3 vs. TEX after tossing 2.0 scoreless innings in a 10 inning walk-off win...Suffered his first career loss, April 20 at BAL after allowing an unearned run in a walk-off loss...Made his Major League debut on April 8 vs. BOS (1.0, K)... Fanned David Ortiz for his first career strikeout.
Reached the Double-A level for the first time appearing in 23 games, 22 starts for Richmond...Spent the entire season in the Richmond rotation. • His 2.42 ERA was 2nd in the Eastern League and fourth best in all of Double-A baseball...Ranked seventh in the Eastern League with 10 wins. • Recorded 14 quality starts in his 22 starts, while allowing more than 3ER on just three occasions. • Held LH hitters to a .196 average with just a .536 OPS. • Overall batters hit .228, his best career mark...Had a .267 opponents' average entering the season. • Posted a BB/9 mark of 2.35, his best career figure.