Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison looks like a keeper

Blue Jays' Drew Hutchison throws a pitch in the first inning against the Phillies in Clearwater,...

Blue Jays' Drew Hutchison throws a pitch in the first inning against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., on Thursday, March 27, 2014. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:41 AM ET

CLEARWATER, FLA. - Drew Hutchison inspires confidence.

He’s simply that type of guy.

The Blue Jays have guzzled the Kool-Aid regarding Hutchison this spring not only selecting him as a part of the rotation but slotting him in the second spot in back of R.A. Dickey.

The hopes and expectations have been piled high on the 23-year-old right-hander as he along with Dustin McGowan are the new additions to a rotation that was badly in need of a renovation.

Although calm and quiet on the outside, there’s a bulldog attitude inside the native of nearby Lakeland, Fla., that the Jays figure will serve him well.

“He doesn’t change his demeanour through the course of the game,” pitching coach Pete Walker said Thursday morning of Hutchison. “He’s not a joker in the dugout in between innings. He’s very focused on his task at hand.


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