From BR Bullpen
Joshua Charles Banks
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- School Florida International University
- High School Severna Park High School
- Debut September 11, 2007
- Born July 18, 1982 in Baltimore, MD USA
 Biographical Information
Banks was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 34th round of the 2000 Amateur Draft but did not sign. He was then signed by the Toronto Blue Jays and scout Tony Arias as the 2nd round pick in the 2003 Amateur Draft.
After a rather unremarkable career as a conventional pitcher, Banks reinvented himself as a knuckleballer in the early 2010s and attracted some positive attention. The Toronto Blue Jays signed with to a minor league contract with an invitation to their 2014 spring training. They were not expecting him to make the team, but wanted him to work wth some of the organization's catchers in order to give them practical experience in handling the tricky pitch, what with staff ace R.A. Dickey using it as his bread and butter pitch.