Next to go is OF Ben Revere who was traded this afternoon to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Pitchers Alberto Tirado and Jimmy Cordero.
Cordero, 23, is a big RHP that split time this year between High A and AA (New Hampshire) in the Blue Jays organization. In 32 games combined, he was 0-1 with a 2.70ERA; 1.20 WHIP to go along with a 3.6/8.3 walk to strikeout ratio. Cordero is known as a flame thrower who can consistently hit 100 on the radar gun, but is also someone prone to control issues. He has been a reliever throughout his tenure in the Jays organization and profiles as a set up guy in years to come. Cordero’s command has been markedly better this year, than in years past.
ALberto Tirado, just 20, was the Jays #17 prospect entering 2015 according to the Jays Journal. . Playing for High A Dunedin this year, Tirado is 4-3 with a 3.23ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He allows a troubling 5.1 walks per 9 innings while striking out a hitter and inning(9.0/9). Once rated a top 10 prospect, Tirado had a difficult 2014 with both control issues and fatigue eating away his effectiveness. He has thrown better this year, but with continued command issues.
As an aside, I don’t quite get the call up of Jordan Danks to fill Revere’s roster spot. While Danks has a spot on the 40 man roster, he has done nothing this year to warrant a call up. He has been sub .250 all year with little to no run production and is among the IL leaders in strikeouts. While really wanting to see Aaron Altherr, I understand the concept of wanting him to get more AAA AB’s. Brian Bogusevic is really the guy that should be complaining. He has been among league leaders in avg, runs, and stolen bases all year and plays very good defense. In any event, maybe this will help solidify the #1 pick in the draft.