Instead of jumping to Twitter with instant reactions and disappointment in what the Toronto Blue Jays got in return for homegrown starter Marcus Stroman before the trade deadline, some patience was required and that patience is showing to pay off.
Coming to the Toronto organization were two pitching prospects that were on opposite ends of the developmental scale. Anthony Kay is a 24-year-old starter that has slowly progressed and graced Baseball America’s mid-season Top-100 prospect rankings this year, but he’s as close to a polished prospect you can get. Someone that will be playing in the majors within the year, but shows some lack of ceiling.
On the other end, was Simeon Woods Richardson. At just 18, he’s certainly the one that Blue Jays fans can dream on and has quickly risen through the minors. He was slated for a promotion from Class-A Columbia to High-A St. Lucie right before the trade, so it makes sense he was sent off to High-A Dunedin when he came into his new organization.
With only some rare, grainy video and their respective Fangraphs pages to go off, most fans were displeased with the return. But since they have arrived, they have …
Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation