Re: Stroman to Mets for Kay, Woods Richardson
Posted: Thu Aug 8, 2019 1:12 pm
this wasn't a bad trade. but then again, we're basing this off potential and you know what that can do for a fanbase.
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Simeon Woods Richardson, RHP, Blue Jays
Baseball America: 8
MLB Pipeline: 7
Marc Hulet: 6
Part of me really didn’t like the Jays’ return for Marcus Stroman from the Mets. The other part of me was a huge Woods Richardson fan. The young hurler, who’s still just 18, has been nothing short of brilliant in pro ball to date. He was actually on his way to High-A ball when the Jays acquired him so that’s where he landed with his new club, too, after posting a strikeout rate of 11.15 K/9 in 78.1 Low-A ball innings. In his first two games in the Toronto system, he has 13 strikeouts in 8.2 innings but he’s also been a little (uncharacteristically) wild. Woods Richardson has a high ceiling, especially if he can harness a third pitch to go with his outstanding fastball-curveball combo. If the pitchers can stay healthy, the Jays could have a really exciting starting rotation in about three years with Nate Pearson (2018 first rounder), Alex Manoah (2019 first rounder), Woods Richardson (2018 2nd rounder)… and one other guy I’m going to talk about in a minute.
vaff87 wrote:I don't see how this guy isn't a top 100 prospect going into next year.
phillipmike wrote:To me the scariest part is he has only been in the system for 1.5 years. Just think about that... he pitched 17 innings in rookie ball last season. This is his first full pro ball season and he has dominated A ball and might be on the verge of dominating A+ ball and he is only 18 turning 19 in 2 months. For comparison sake, Pearson is 22 turning 23. Pearson was in A+ ball THIS season at the age of 22; SWR is 3 years younger at the same level. Pearson only pitched 24 innings in A+ and SWR is already at 13 innings... No need to rush SWR but there is a lot to like about him. He may not be a 100 prospect many causal fans were hoping for but he might a jump to top 25-50 prospect by mid season next year.
I am not a Kay fan at all but the pro he has too is that this is his 2nd full season as well. Missed the 2016 and 2017 due to TJS.
both players have had minimal time in the minors and all they did was perform at each level - Kay moved up 4 levels in 2 years and SWR moved up 3 in 1.5 years. Hard to ask for anything more.
I wasnt crazy about this trade at all but there looks to be early returns.
Black Watch wrote:Yah, this trade is fine. Why does every normie and his mother feel the need to talk to me about this trade like my dog just died. Nothing to be sad about. In fact, it's a perfectly decent return.
The_Hater wrote:Black Watch wrote:Yah, this trade is fine. Why does every normie and his mother feel the need to talk to me about this trade like my dog just died. Nothing to be sad about. In fact, it's a perfectly decent return.
Most fans have no clue how good/bad any prospect is, therefore they become a slave to the top 100 rankings when they evaluate.