Blue Jays-Rockies exchange: Raimel Tapia to Toronto, Randal Grichuk to Colorado in outfielder trade

The Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies have consented to trade outfielders. The Rockies are getting Randal Grichuk while the Blue Jays are getting Raimel Tapia. Adolescent possibility Adrian Pinto additionally goes from the Rockies to Blue Jays in the arrangement while the Jays are sending a money to the Rockies, the groups declared Thursday.

It resembles Tapia figured out when every other person did, as well.

Tapia, 28, hit .273/.327/.372 (80 OPS+) with 26 pairs, two triples, six homers, 50 RBI, 69 runs, 20 takes and 1.0 WAR in 133 games for the Rockies last season. He’s for the most part played left field in his vocation, however was scheduled to play appropriate for the Rockies and that is the place where he’ll probably take more time for Grichuk with the Blue Jays.

Obviously, the Blue Jays could likewise play Teoscar Hern├índez in right field, which could open up assigned hitter at-bats for somebody who wasn’t recently scheduled as a starter (Alejandro Kirk or Greg Bird?).

Grichuk, 30, hit .241/.281/.423 (89 OPS+) with 25 copies, 22 homers, 81 RBI, 59 runs and 0.8 WAR for the Blue Jays in 149 games last season. He’ll probably slide into right field.

Being this late in spring preparing, seeing a trade like this is really astounding. Maybe there are additional moves in progress from the Blue Jays.

We truly do realize that Grichuk is scheduled to make more than $10 million the two out of 2022 and 2023 preceding hitting free organization. Tapia is set to make $3.95 million this season and has another extended period of intervention prior to hitting free organization. The Blue Jays sent a cash to the Rockies, however it’s conceivable this was undoubtedly somewhat to set aside a cash while hoping to expand the establishment’s assets elsewhere.

Concerning Pinto, the 19-year-old Venezuelan plays second, shortstop and outfield. He hit .360/.487/.543 with 41 taken bases in 54 games in the Dominican Summer League last season, his first in proficient baseball. There’s high potential gain here and the Blue Jays add him to the association.