Wednesday, July 31, 2019

MLB Trade Review: Astros acquire Sanchez, Biagini


       The Houston Astros have acquired RHP Aaron Sanchez and RHP Joe Biagini from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for OF Derek Fisher.

       The Astros are going for their second World Series in three years, and this improves their pen. Sanchez has struggled starting this year, and the 'Stros can use him as a starter and a reliever. Biagini will also improve that bullpen.

       Sanchez, 27, has a 6.07 ERA with 99 strikeouts in 112.2 innings for the Jays this year. In his MLB career, all in Toronto, Sanchez has a 3.96 ERA with 458 strikeouts in 571 innings.

       Biagini, 29, has a 3.86 ERA with 49 strikeouts in 49 innings for the Jays this year. In his MLB career, all in Toronto, Biagini has a 4.76 ERA with 261 strikeouts in 308.1 innings.

       The Blue Jays don't need either one of those pitchers, as they are rebuilding. They definitely could use Fisher. Once a top prospect, Fisher has been blocked in the organization and hasn't performed well when in the majors. He will benefit with the Jays.

       Fisher, 25, has a .226 average with one homer, five RBIs and four stolen bases in 60 Plate Appearances. In his short MLB career, all in Houston, Fisher has a .201 batting average with 10 homers, 33 RBIs and nine stolen bases in 312 Plate Appearances.

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