Billy Koch
(Kotch)

What happens when a rookie pitcher comes up to the big leagues, moves from the starting rotation to the bullpen, becoming the new closer?  He gets save after save and becomes a new fan favorite, of course!! Such is the story of Billy Koch!  Just a few saves into last season, Billy became my favourite Jay (however, when the Jays brought back Pat Borders, my all-time favourite, the competition became stiff!!)  Born 3 months early, Billy's been a fighter since the very beginning.  He's apparently got quite an interesting personality; newspapers in Toronto have reported some odd stories involving tomatoes!  After a great rookie season, let's hope that Billy doesn't suffer at all from the sophomore jinx, because an arm like his is a huge help to the Jays goal of making the playoffs!  Here's hoping that Billy stays with the Jays for years to come, and leads our team back to the top (and makes watching the games a little more interesting!)