I’ll be updating this as the year goes on in order to get a better feel for what the Jays and Alex Anthopolous got in return for the best pitcher in Jays history. Here are the performances of every player involved in those deals (discounting Michael Taylor):
Roy Halladay – 2 GS, 16 IP, 1 CG, 13 hits allowed, 17 Ks, 2 walks, 0.56 ERA and 0.938 whip
1B Brett Wallace, in AAA – 28 ABs, 9 hits, 1 double, 3 HRs, a .321 average, .424 OBP, 1.103 OPS
SP Kyle Drabek, in AA – 2 GS, 10.2 IP, 11 hits allowed, 10 Ks, 4 walks, a 5.06 ERA and 1.41 whip
C Travis d’Arnaud, in HiA – 30 AB, 12 hits, 2 doubles, 2 HRs, a .400 average, .406 OBP, 1.073 OPS
So far so good for the 2 hitters the Jays got in return. If Kyle can get to at least a #2 level performance in MLB, this trade will actually make the Jays a whole lot better in a short period of time. Travis is obviously playing at the wrong level and should be in AA before long, while Brett is just waiting for May or June before bringing his potent bat to Toronto. I can’t wait to see him in there in the place of Lyle Overbay, who should be dealt or released by then.
Next update of this trade will be at the end of the month!