Tuesday, April 2, 2019

MLB trade review: Jays get Brito

            The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Socrates Brito from the San Diego Padres in exchange for OF Rodrigo Orozco.

            The Blue Jays recently traded away center fielder Kevin Pillar. While prospect Anthony Alford was recalled, they receive outfield depth in Brito. Brito, formerly a top prospect and 4th outfielder in Arizona, was recently claimed off waivers by the Padres.

             Brito, 26, hit one home run with three RBIs with a .175 batting average in 44 Plate Appearances in 2018 with Arizona. In his MLB career, Brito has hit .202 with five home runs, 16 RBIs and three stolen bases in 175 Plate Appearances.

             For someone claimed off of waivers, the Padres got a good deal for Brito. And by that, I mean they got a player, not just cash.

             Orozco, who turns 24 today, hit .304 with one home run, 39 RBIs and 18 steals in 424 Plate Appearances for High-A Dunedin in 2018. In his minor league career, all with Blue Jays' affiliates, Orozco has a .283 batting average, with 10 home runs, 163 RBIs and 61 stolen bases in 1681 Plate Appearances.

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