Friday, April 5, 2019

How they were built: Toronto Blue Jays



         The Blue Jays are a rebuilding team. But, they have made trades and signings throughout the years to improve their team. This is how they were built.

          Catching
Danny Jansen
Jansen was a 16th round pick in the 2013 MLB draft.
Luke Maile
In April 2017, the Jays claimed Maile off waivers from the Rays.

           Infield
Justin Smoak
In October 2014, the Blue Jays claimed Smoak off waivers from the Mariners.
Brandon Drury
Drury was acquired in July 2018 from the Yankees with Billy McKinney for JA Happ.
Freddy Galvis
Galvis signed a one year deal with an option for 2020 late this January.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Gurriel was signed in November 2016 as an amateur free agent.
Alen Hanson
Hanson was acquired from the Giants just days ago with Derek Law and Juan De Paula for Kevin Pillar.
Rowdy Tellez
Tellez was drafted in the 30th round of the 2013 draft.
Richard Urena
In July 2012, the Jays signed Urena as an amateur free agent.

               Outfield
Billy McKinney
McKinney was acquired in July 2018 with Brandon Drury for JA Happ.
Teoscar Hernandez
On July 31st 2017, the Jays acquired Hernandez and Nori Aoki from the Astros for Fransisco Liriano.
Randal Grichuk
In January 2018, the Jays got Grichuk from the Cardinals for Dominic Leone and Connor Greene.
Socrates Brito
Just days ago, Brito was acquired from the Padres for Rodrigo Orozco.

                 Pitchers
Marcus Stroman
Stroman was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) in 2012.
Aaron Sanchez
Sanchez was drafted in the first round (34th overall) in 2010.
Matt Shoemaker
Shoemaker signed as a free agent in December 2018.
Thomas Pannone
Pannone was acquired in July 2017 from the Indians with Samad Taylor for Joe Smith.
Trent Thornton
Thornton was acquired in November 2018 from the Astros for Aledmys Diaz.
Javy Guerra
Guerra signed as a free agent in January.
Sam Gaviglio
Gaviglio was acquired from the Royals in March 2018 for a player to be named later.
Elvis Luciano
Luciano was selected from the Royals in the Rule 5 draft.
Daniel Hudson
Hudson signed as a free agent a week before Opening Day.
Tim Mayza
Mayza was drafted in the 12th round of the 2013 draft.
Joe Biagini
Biagini was a Rule 5 pick from the Giants before 2016.
Ken Giles
In July 2018, the Jays acquired Giles, along with Hector Perez and David Paulino from the Astros for Roberto Osuna.

              IL
Ryan Borucki
Borucki was a 15th round pick in the 2012 draft.
Clay Buchholz
Buccholz signed with the Jays as a free agent in Jays in March.
David Phelps
In January, the Jays signed Phelps.
Clayton Richard
In December, the Jays acquired Richard from the Padres for Connor Panas.
Ryan Tepera
Tepera was drafted in the 19th round in 2009.
Devon Travis
In November 2014, the Jays acquired Travis from the Tigers for Anthony Gose.

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