Twitter has been exploding all night with some oh-so-crazy trade deadline stuff. Yeah, that oh-so-crazy shitty pun thing I just typed up is pretty lame, but whatever. It all started with a little Morororororosi this:
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 25, 2018
And then came this:
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) July 25, 2018
And then this:
RHP Seung-hwan Oh to #Rockies is a done deal, source tells The Athletic.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 25, 2018
And let me just get all ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ while I’m at it…
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 26, 2018
So, of course, all of us went and googled Chad Spanberger to look at this:
But, you have to be careful with these 2018 Class-A numbers, especially the dingers thing because McCormick Field – the home of the Asheville Tourists and where Spanberger hit a lot of baseballs – looks like this:
So, yeah, right field is kind of not much of anything. And if you’re a 22-year-old who hits from the left side like Spanberger, then you better be raking, especially in Class-A.
Baseball Census had this to say about his power, which seems to be the big thing going for this 6′ 3″ first base prospect from Granite City, IL:
It’s cool that the Jays were able to pick up a prospect for 36-year-old Seung-hwan Oh (and Eugene his translator), but let’s not get too carried away here.
Adding depth in the farm is never a bad thing, as we all know. But, Spanberger might be more of a meh than a whoa whoa whoa sort of prospect. But, if the meh turns to whoa, that is very fine. Either way, this is a good trade for the Jays, Oh brought back a prospect (maybe more as we wait for other names in the deal).
Now, here’s a video of that new prospect: