The Toronto Blue Jays are getting two pitching prospects in return for their ace Marcus Stroman. Whether or not it’s an agreeable return for one the best pitchers the Jays have had recently, it’s done and now Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson are in the prospect pool.
These are two arms that were rated in the top-10 of the Mets’ system, but their whole pool has been a mess since the promotion of Alonso and don’t have any shiny names within it. Looking at this trade as broadly as possible, acquiring a pitcher that most likely will be in Toronto in 2020 and also a high-ceiling teenage pitcher in return for Stroman isn’t as bad as some are making it.
Depends on what the quality of the two pitchers end up being, but that’s with every trade involving prospects. All we have now to do is now wait and see with these two arms.
LHP Anthony Kay
Kay, 24, is 9th within the Mets system, according to Fangraphs rankings. The starter has been promoted to the next level quickly — going from Single-A to Triple-A in just two quick years.
Drafted 31st-overall in 2016, his time in the minors …
Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation