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Julian Merryweather

Julian Merryweather

American professional baseball pitcher
Julian Merryweather
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Intro American professional baseball pitcher
A.K.A. Julian Christopher Merryweather
Is Baseball player Athlete
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 October 1991, Berkeley, United States of America
Age 29 years
Star sign Libra
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Biography

Below is a partial list of Minor League Baseball players in the Toronto Blue Jays and rosters of their minor league affiliates.

Players

Griffin Conine

Griffin Riley Conine (born July 11, 1997) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. The son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder Jeff Conine, he is ranked 17th on Major League Baseball's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Conine attended Pine Crest High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In his senior season, he recorded a .341 batting average with eight home runs and 27 runs batted in (RBI). He was selected in the 31st round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the Miami Marlins, but did not sign, and attended Duke University. In his first season for the Blue Devils, Conine appeared in 35 games and hit .205 with six RBI. As a sophomore, he batted .298 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI. He became the first Blue Devil to total 50-plus RBI in a season since Nate Freiman (62) in 2009, and with 13 home runs, was the first Duke player with 10 or more in a season since Jake Lemmerman (10) in 2010. In his third and final season with Duke, Conine played in 63 games and hit .286 with 18 home runs and 52 RBI.

Conine was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, and signed on June 20 for a $1.35 million signing bonus. He was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Blue Jays and appeared in two games before being promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians. Conine finished the season with a .243 batting average, seven home runs, and 33 RBI in 57 games. On November 19, 2018, Conine was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned stimulant.

Corey Copping

Corey Dean Copping (born January 11, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Copping attended Temple City High School in Temple City, California. Undrafted out of high school, he then attended the University of Oklahoma, and played three seasons for the Sooners. As a freshman, Copping pitched to a 0–1 win–loss record, 5.74 earned run average (ERA), and 12 strikeouts in 15​3 innings. As a sophomore, he went 2–2 with a 3.53 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 51 innings. In his third and final year with Oklahoma, Copping put up a 4–1 record with a 3.92 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 41​3 innings.

Copping was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 31st round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, and was assigned to the Rookie Advanced Ogden Raptors. In 14 relief appearances, Copping put up a 3.38 ERA and 21 strikeouts. He began the 2016 season with Ogden, and was later promoted to the Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He made 22 total appearances and posted a 2–2 record, 4.50 ERA, and 35 strikeouts in 28 innings. During the offseason, Copping played for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League (AFL). He was assigned to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers for the entire 2017 campaign, and went 5–2 with a 3.57 ERA and 60 strikeouts in a career-high 68 innings pitched. Copping began 2018 with Tulsa, and was promoted to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers in July.

On July 31, 2018, Copping was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for John Axford. He was assigned to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Hagen Danner

Hagen Jarrell Danner (born September 30, 1998) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

In 2011, Danner played for Ocean View Little League, the team representing his hometown of Huntington Beach, California in the Little League World Series. Ocean View defeated the team from Hamamatsu, Japan, by a score of 2–1 to win the Little League World Series Championship. Danner batted .500 in the tournament, and hit a game-tying solo home run in the championship game. On the mound, he earned two wins and struck out 17 batters in 8​3 innings. Danner later attended Huntington Beach High School, where he played both catcher and pitcher. In his senior season, he hit .350 with 12 home runs and 40 runs batted in (RBI), and went 11–1 with a 1.22 earned run average (ERA) and 92 strikeouts in 63​3 innings pitched, en route to being named California's high school player of the year by the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register. He committed to play college baseball for the UCLA Bruins.

Danner was considered a top prospect at both pitcher and catcher heading into the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. He was selected as a catcher in the second round, 61st overall, by the Toronto Blue Jays. On June 25, Danner signed for a $1.5 million bonus, and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays on June 28. He appeared in 34 games, and hit .160 with two home runs and 20 RBI.

In 2018, Danner played with the Bluefield Blue Jays where he hit .279 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 32 games.

Roemon Fields

Roemon C. Fields (born November 28, 1990) is an American professional baseball center fielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Fields attended Rainier Beach High School, and was not drafted in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. He then attended Yakima Valley Community College for a year, before transferring to Bethany College in Kansas. In 2012, Fields was invited to take part in a pre-draft workout at Kauffman Stadium, but again went undrafted, and returned to Bethany College. In two seasons at Bethany, he batted .399 with 59 stolen bases. After the 2013 collegiate season, Fields stopped playing baseball and worked at a Lids franchise in addition to delivering mail for the post office.

Later in 2013, Fields' manager at Yakima invited him to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Challenge, as he was coaching the USA team. Fields batted .379 with three stolen bases in eight games in the tournament, earning him a contract offer with the Blue Jays organization. Fields signed on August 27, 2013, and made his professional baseball debut with the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians in 2014. In 72 games, Fields hit .269 with one home run and 26 RBI. He also established a new Canadians franchise record for stolen bases in a single season, with 48.

Fields played in five spring training games for Toronto in 2015, and began the season with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. He advanced to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and then to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. He was returned to New Hampshire on August 12. In total for 2015, Fields played in 121 games and hit .262 with two home runs, 33 RBI, and 46 stolen bases. Fields was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016, and reassigned to minor league camp on March 12. He was assigned to New Hampshire to open the 2016 minor league season. In 130 games for the Fisher Cats, Fields hit .227 with four home runs, 32 RBI, and 44 stolen bases. Fields played in 119 games in 2017, mostly with Buffalo, and hit .283 with 34 RBI and 50 stolen bases. On January 24, 2018, the Blue Jays invited Fields to spring training.

Miguel Hiraldo

Miguel Angel Hiraldo (born September 5, 2000) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop and third baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 10th on Major League Baseball's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Hiraldo signed with the Blue Jays as an international free agent on July 2, 2017, for a $750,000 signing bonus. He began the 2018 season assigned to the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Blue Jays, and earned a late-season promotion to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. In 64 total games, Hiraldo batted .300 with two home runs, 36 runs batted in (RBI), and 18 stolen bases.

Zach Jackson

Zachary Garrett Jackson (born December 25, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Jackson attended Berryhill High School in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In his final high school season, he was named a second-team All-American by Baseball America after pitching to a 13–1 win–loss record, 0.38 earned run average (ERA), and 147 strikeouts in 72​3 innings. Jackson graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, and was the valedictorian of his class. He then attended the University of Arkansas, where he played three seasons for the Arkansas Razorbacks. In his freshman season, Jackson posted a 2.53 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 42​3 innings. Jackson made 27 relief appearances as a sophomore in 2015, and went 5–1 with a 2.10 ERA, 89 strikeouts, and nine saves in 60 innings pitched. His performance earned him a spot on the All-SEC First Team, as well as a position on the Collegiate National Team. In his final year with the Razorbacks, Jackson pitched as both a starter and reliever, and posted a 3–4 record with a 5.09 ERA, 66 strikeouts, and four saves.

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Jackson in the third round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. He signed for a $275,000 bonus and was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. After one appearance in the GCL, Jackson was promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League, where he ended the season. Jackson made 14 relief appearances in 2016, and went 1–1 with a 3.38 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 18​3 innings. He was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts to begin the 2017 season, and was promoted to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays in June. Jackson finished the season with a 2–2 record, 2.47 ERA, and 68 strikeouts in 51 innings.

Adam Kloffenstein

Adam Kloffenstein (born August 25, 2000) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 11th on Major League Baseball's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Kloffenstein attended Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Texas. He was selected in the third round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and signed on June 12 for a $2.45 million signing bonus. Kloffenstein was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays with former Magnolia teammate Jordan Groshans. He made his professional debut on August 20 and pitched one scoreless inning. In total for his 2018 season, Kloffenstein pitched two scoreless innings.

Justin Maese

Justin Alex Maese (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Maese attended Ysleta High School, where he excelled in both baseball and football, and later had his jersey in both sports retired by the school. In his senior season, Maese, who played quarterback, led Ysleta to a 7–4 record by throwing for 5,328 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was scouted by several nearby colleges, and ultimately signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Texas Tech University.

Maese was drafted by the Blue Jays in the third round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, and signed with the team for a $300,000 bonus. Maese was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays for the 2015 season. In 35​3 total innings over 8 pitching appearances, he would post a 5–0 win–loss record, 1.01 earned run average (ERA), and 19 strikeouts. Maese began the 2016 season with the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League, and was the team's Opening Day starter. He would pitch five innings in a 5–3 win over the Spokane Indians, yielding only one run on two hits, with six strikeouts and no walks. In July, Maese was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. Maese pitched to a 4–6 record in 15 total starts in 2016, with a 2.94 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 82​3 innings. Maese began the 2017 season with Lansing. On June 7, he was named a Midwest League All-Star. Maese made 15 starts in 2017, and went 5–3 with a 4.86 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 79​3 innings.

Julian Merryweather

Julian Christopher Merryweather (born October 14, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Merryweather attended Serra High School in San Mateo, California and played college baseball at Skyline College and Oklahoma Baptist University. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

Merryweather made his professional debut with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers going 1–2 with a 3.66 ERA in 13 games. He pitched 2015 with the Lake County Captains, posting a 4.08 ERA in 70.2 innings, and 2016 with the Lynchburg Hillcats and Akron RubberDucks, going a combined 13–6 with 2.60 ERA in 24 games started between both teams. Merryweather started 2017 with Akron and was promoted to the Columbus Clippers during the season. In 25 total games between Akron and Columbus, Merryweather pitched to a 7–9 record and 5.32 ERA. The Indians added him to their 40-man roster after the season.

Merryweather injured his pitching elbow during the Indians' 2018 spring training camp. The Indians subsequently announced Merryweather will require Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2018 season. On October 5, 2018, Merryweather was sent to the Toronto Blue Jays as the player to be named later from the earlier trade for Josh Donaldson.

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Brian Murphy (born June 10, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 19th on MLB's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Murphy attended Hamilton High School in his hometown of Chandler, Arizona. In 2012, he underwent Tommy John surgery, and missed the entire 2013 season as a result. He had committed to attend the University of Oregon before being selected in the third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He signed with the Blue Jays for a $500,000 bonus, and reported to Dunedin, Florida for rehab.

Murphy made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays in 2014. After pitching four innings, he was shut down with hand and arm numbness. It was later determined that one of his ribs was pinching a nerve, and underwent surgery to remove the rib shortly afterward. The numbness persisted, which led doctors to remove a nerve in his pitching elbow, which caused him to miss the entire 2015 season. Fully healthy for 2016, Murphy split time between the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians and the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. He made 21 appearances during the 2016 season, 15 of which were starts, and posted a 4–6 win–loss record, 3.18 earned run average (ERA), and 68 strikeouts in 90​3 innings pitched. Murphy made most of his appearances in 2017 for Lansing, and also played in the GCL and for the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. In total he went 5–4 with a 3.04 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 106​3 innings.

The Blue Jays added Murphy to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season.

Ryan Noda

Ryan Anthony Noda (born March 30, 1996) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Noda attended Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, Illinois. He was not drafted after graduating, and then attended the University of Cincinnati, playing three seasons with the Bearcats. In his freshman season, Noda recorded a .230 batting average, seven home runs, and 32 runs batted in (RBI). In addition, he made a one-inning pitching appearance and did not allow a baserunner. After his freshman season in 2015, he played collegiate summer baseball for the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL), and helped lead the Red Sox to the league championship. As a sophomore, he batted .250 with six home runs and 34 RBI. Following his sophomore season in 2016, he returned to the CCBL, playing for the Brewster Whitecaps. In his final season with Cincinnati, Noda hit .236 with nine home runs and 36 RBI.

Noda was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 15th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, and assigned to the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League. In 66 games, Noda recorded a .364 batting average, seven home runs, and 39 RBI.

Joshua Palacios

Joshua John Palacios (born July 30, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is the nephew of former Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher Rey Palacios.

Palacios attended the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and was selected as the 2013 New York City High School Player of the Year. He was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 31st round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign and instead attended San Jacinto Junior College. In his first season of college baseball, Palacios batted .376 with six doubles and 26 runs batted in (RBI). In the offseason, Palacios signed a letter of intent to transfer to Auburn University for the 2016 season. As a sophomore with San Jacinto, he hit .364 with 12 doubles, nine triples, 36 RBI, and 29 stolen bases. At the end of the season, Palacios was named the 37th best junior college prospect in the country. In his lone season with Auburn, Palacios batted .385 with five home runs, 23 RBI, and 12 stolen bases.

Palacios was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and signed for a $438,100 bonus. He was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and appeared in 13 games before being promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians. After 28 games in Vancouver, Palacios was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he finished his 2016 campaign. In 50 total games across three levels, Palacios batted .330 with 18 RBI. He was assigned to Lansing for the entire 2017 season, and hit .280 with two home runs, 39 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 91 games.

His brother, Richard, was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.

Eric Pardinho

Eric Eiji Pardinho (born January 5, 2001) is a Brazilian professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 6th on Major League Baseball's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

As a 15-year-old, Pardinho played for Brazil in their attempt to qualify for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He pitched ​3 of an inning against Pakistan, and his fastball was clocked as high as 94 miles per hour (151 km/h) in 2016. He was ranked by MLB as the fifth-best international prospect available during the 2017 international signing period. On July 2, 2017, Pardinho signed with the Toronto Blue Jays and received a $1.4 million signing bonus. He was assigned to extended spring training for the remainder of the year, as well as the first half of the 2018 season. On June 20, 2018, Pardinho made his professional debut with the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays.

Héctor Pérez

Héctor Antonio Pérez (born June 6, 1996) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 24th on Major League Baseball's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Pérez signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent in 2014. In 2015, he was assigned to the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Astros, and later promoted to the Gulf Coast League Astros and Rookie Advanced Greenville Astros. In 17 pitching appearances, Pérez posted a 2–0 win–loss record, 1.64 earned run average (ERA), and 50 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched. He split time in 2016 with the Short Season-A Tri-City ValleyCats and the Class-A Quad Cities River Bandits, and worked to a 4–1 combined record, 3.15 ERA, and 80 strikeouts in 60 innings. Perez opened the 2017 season with the River Bandits, and was later promoted to the Advanced-A Buies Creek Astros. In a career-high 107​3 innings, Pérez posted a 7–6 record, 3.44 ERA, and 128 strikeouts.

Pérez was assigned to Buies Creek to begin 2018, and earned a promotion to the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in early July. On July 30, 2018, the Astros traded Pérez, Ken Giles, and David Paulino to the Blue Jays for Roberto Osuna. The Blue Jays added him to their 40-man roster after the season.

Francisco Ríos

Jesus Francisco Ríos Alfaro (born May 6, 1995) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League, on loan from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ríos signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent on July 20, 2012. He made his professional debut in 2013 with the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays, appearing in 15 games. In 52​3 innings pitched, Ríos would post a 4–6 win–loss record, 4.47 earned run average (ERA), and 48 strikeouts. In the offseason, he played with the Tomateros de Culiacán of the Mexican Pacific League. Ríos spent 2014 with the Rookie-Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays, and pitched to a 3–2 record, 5.91 ERA, and 38 strikeouts in 53​3 innings.

Ríos was promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians for the 2015 season, and in 15 total appearances, posted a 3–6 win–loss record, 4.27 ERA, and 59 strikeouts in 65​3 innings pitched. He was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts to open the 2016 season. In 6 starts, Ríos went 2–0 with a 1.20 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 30 total innings. He was promoted to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays on May 10. In June he was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game. Ríos made 21 starts and four relief appearances in 2016, and pitched to a 7–6 record, 2.91 ERA, and 108 strikeouts in 120​3 innings. Ríos played the entire 2017 season for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, pitching to a 3–9 record, 4.29 ERA, and 63 strikeouts in 86 total innings.

On May 28, 2019, Rios was loaned to the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith (born July 4, 1996) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 15th on Major League Baseball's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Smith graduated from Columbia High School, and later attended the University of Maryland, College Park. He played three seasons as the starting shortstop for the Meryland Terrapins. In his freshman season, Smith appeared in 66 games and recorded a .273 batting average, seven home runs, 35 runs batted in (RBI), and a team-leading 11 stolen bases. As a sophomore, Smith hit .259 with eight home runs and 34 RBI. Later, in the Cape Cod League, Smith hit .301 with 12 doubles and two home runs. He was named a top prospect in the league by Baseball America, Perfect Game, and D1Baseball.com. Smith was also a Cape Cod League All-Star, and was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Championship Series after batting .500 with a home run and three RBI to help the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox win the league championship for the third-consecutive season. In his final year with the Terrapins, Smith hit .268 in 54 games played, and added 13 home runs and 48 RBI.

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Smith in the fourth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. He signed for a $405,100 signing bonus, and was assigned to the Bluefield Blue Jays. In 61 games for Bluefield, Smith hit .271 with eight home runs, 43 RBI, and nine stolen bases. In 2018, he played for both the Lansing Lugnuts and the Dunedin Blue Jays, slashing a combined .302/.358/.528 with 25 home runs, 93 RBIs, and 29 stolen bases in 129 games.

Kirby Snead

Kirby Snead (born October 7, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Snead attended Santa Fe High School in his hometown of Alachua, Florida. Undrafted out of high school, he then attended the University of Florida, and played three seasons for the Florida Gators. In his freshman season, Snead appeared in 32 games and pitched to a 3–0 win–loss record, 2.40 earned run average (ERA), and 22 strikeouts in 41​3 innings. As a sophomore, Snead went 1–0 in 28 games played, and posted a 3.15 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 34​3 innings pitched. In his final season with the Gators, Snead made a Southeastern Conference-leading 41 relief appearances, and in 35​3 innings went 3–1 with a 2.78 ERA and 33 strikeouts.

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Snead in the tenth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. He received a $125,000 signing bonus and was assigned to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. After a single appearance for Dunedin he was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he finished the 2016 season. In 14 total relief appearances, Snead went 0–1 with a 3.62 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 27​3 innings. He began the 2017 season with Lansing, and was promoted to Dunedin in mid-June. Snead ended 2017 with a 7–2 record, 1.79 ERA, and 56 strikeouts in 42 appearances, and did not yield a home run.

Chad Spanberger

Chad Spanberger (born November 1, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Spanberger graduated from Granite City High School in Granite City, Illinois in 2014. As a senior, he hit .417 with four home runs and 27 RBIs. Undrafted out of high school, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas where he played college baseball for the Razorbacks. In 2017, as a junior at Arkansas, he batted .305 with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs. After his junior year, he was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the sixth round of the 2017 MLB draft.

After signing with the Rockies, Spanberger made his professional debut that year with the Grand Junction Rockies where he hit .294 with 19 home runs and 51 RBIs in sixty games. He began 2018 with the Asheville Tourists, with whom he was named a South Atlantic League All-Star.

On July 26, 2018, the Rockies traded Spanberger, Forrest Wall, and either a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Seung-hwan Oh.

After the trade, Spanberger was assigned to the Lansing Lugnuts before being promoted to the Dunedin Blue Jays in August. In 123 total games between Asheville, Lansing, and Dunedin, he slashed .298/.355/.538 with 27 home runs, 90 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases. He spent 2019 with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, batting .237 with 13 home runs and 59 RBIs over 122 games.

Curtis Taylor

Curtis W. Taylor (born July 25, 1995) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Taylor attended University of British Columbia. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Taylor made his professional debut with the Hillsboro Hops and spent the whole 2016 season there, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.20 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 16.1 innings pitched. In 2017, he played for the Kane County Cougars where he pitched to a 3-4 record and 3.32 ERA in 13 games started.

On November 30, 2017, the Diamondbacks traded Taylor to the Tampa Bay Rays for Brad Boxberger. He began the 2018 season with the Charlotte Stone Crabs before being promoted to the Montgomery Biscuits in May. In 38 games (four starts) between the two clubs, he pitched to a 6-4 record with a 2.54 ERA. He returned to Montgomery to begin 2019.

On September 1, 2019, Taylor was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, as one of two PTBNL's in the Eric Sogard trade.

Samad Taylor

Samad Jahad Taylor (born July 11, 1998) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 29th on MLB's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Taylor attended Corona High School in his hometown of Corona, California. He committed to play college baseball for the Arizona Wildcats. He was selected in the 10th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians, signed, and was assigned to the Rookie-level Arizona League Indians after signing. In 32 games, Taylor recorded a .293 batting average, one home run, and 14 runs batted in (RBI). He was assigned to the Short Season-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers to begin the 2017 season. On July 31, the Indians traded Taylor and Thomas Pannone to the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Joe Smith. The Blue Jays assigned Taylor to the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays for five games before promoting him to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians for the remainder of the season. In 54 total games played in 2017, Taylor hit .294 with six home runs and 30 RBI.

Kevin Vicuna

Kevin Alejandro Vicuna (born January 14, 1998) is an Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Vicuna signed as an international free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays on July 2, 2014. He made his professional baseball debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2015, and batted .268 with 20 runs batted in (RBI) and 10 stolen bases in 62 games for the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays as a 17-year-old. He spent the 2016 season in Rookie ball, hitting .258 with 14 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 48 games for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.

In 2017, Vicuna played for all three of the Blue Jays Class-A affiliates: the Vancouver Canadians, Lansing Lugnuts, and Dunedin Blue Jays. He hit a combined .269 with 25 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 84 games across all levels. Vicuna played all of 2018 for the Lansing Lugnuts, where he hit .266 with two home runs, 37 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in a career-high 89 games. His impressive play started to gather the attention of those in the organization, and he was named the "Sleeper" of the Blue Jays minor league system by Baseball America for 2018. During the 2018 offseason, Vicuna played in 19 games for the Tigres de Aragua of the Venezuelan Winter League. He started the 2019 season in Advanced-A for Dunedin.

Forrest Wall

Forrest Alexander Wall (born November 20, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Wall attended Orangewood Christian High School in Maitland, Florida. A four-year starter on the baseball team, he hit .461 with nine home runs, 70 runs batted in and 70 stolen bases in 79 career games.

Wall was drafted by the Colorado Rockies 35th overall in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Rockies and made his professional debut with the Grand Junction Rockies. Wall spent 2014 with the Grand Junction Rockies where he posted a .318 batting average with three home runs and 24 RBIs, along with 18 stolen bases. In 2015, Wall played 99 games for the Asheville Tourists and four games for the Boise Hawks while on a rehab assignment. Wall ended 2015 with a .286 batting average along with seven home runs and 47 RBIs.

Prior to the 2016 season, MLB.com named him the 4th best second base prospect in baseball. Wall spent 2016 with the Modesto Nuts, where he posted a .264 batting average with six home runs and 56 RBIs. He started 2017 with the Lancaster JetHawks where he batted .299 with three home runs, 16 RBIs, and a .832 OPS in 22 games before a dislocated shoulder forced him to miss the remainder of the season.

On July 26, 2018, the Rockies traded Wall, Chad Spanberger, and either a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Toronto Blue Jays for Seung-hwan Oh.

Simeon Woods-Richardson

Simeon Woods-Richardson is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 7th on MLB's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Woods-Richardson attended Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas. He committed to attend the University of Texas at Austin to play college baseball. The New York Mets selected Woods-Richardson with the 48th overall selection of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. He began the 2019 season with the Columbia Fireflies of the Class-A South Atlantic League.

The Mets promoted Woods-Richardson to the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League (FSL) in July 2019. Before he could report to St. Lucie, the Mets traded Woods-Richardson and Anthony Kay to the Blue Jays for Marcus Stroman. The Blue Jays assigned Woods-Richardson to the Dunedin Blue Jays of the FSL following the trade.

Chavez Young

Chavez Young (born July 8, 1997) is an Bahamian professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 23rd on Major League Baseball's 2019 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.

Young moved to the United States when he was 15, and attended Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Brandon, Florida for two years. In his final year of high school, Young attended the same school in Ludowici, Georgia, and was selected in the 39th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, and batted .274 with six runs batted in (RBI) and six stolen bases in 21 games played. Young played the 2017 season with the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays and Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians. In 67 total games, he hit .283 with four home runs and 30 RBI.

Chavez was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts for the entire 2018 season. He was named a mid-season All-Star after hitting .307 with 18 doubles, two home runs, and 18 stolen bases. In total, Young played in 125 games for the Lugnuts in 2018, and hit .285 with 33 doubles, nine triples, eight home runs, 57 RBI, and 44 stolen bases.

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