The New Hampshire Fishercats (Jays AA Affiliate) have traded veteran OF Adam Calderone to the Erie Sea Wolves (Detroit Affiliate) in return for Cash.
Calderone, 27, has been within the Jays affiliates since he was selected in the 23rd rd of the 2006 draft (690th overall) and has made it from SS Auburn all of the way up to AAA Las Vegas. He hasn’t played at all in the majors, yet, but did have his most successful season in 2010 when he had the following stats between AA and AAA:
.248 AVG / .302 OBP / .454 SLG / 31 doubles / 7 triples / 19 HRs / 76 RBIs / 10 SBs
Some of Adam’s issues have always been low OBP, high strike out rates (132 SO in 496 AB in 2010), and average tools across the board.
The timing of this trade comes after Adam was activated off the DL, meaning that the Fishercats couldn’t find any room on the roster for him. Their OF already consists of Anthony Gose, Moises Sierra, John Tolisano, and the most recent addition of the recently demoted Darin Mastroianni, leaving no room for Calderone. Meanwhile, the AAA outfield boasts Travis Snider, Adam Loewen, Danny Perales, and Dewayne Wise – and that’s without including the recently promoted Eric Thames, so he had no room to move up either.
My question at this point would be, is this the first move of many to come right before the draft and before GCL, Bluefield, and Vancouver rosters are set?
OF Brad Glenn, 24, is tearing it up in Dunedin to the tune of .308/.344/.603 with 11 HRs and 28 RBI already. The trade of Calderone could be setting the stage for Glenn to move up to AA, for example.
I hope Adam enjoys his time in Eric and gets a shot to prove himself in The Show at some point. He would definitely be the under dog to get that shot at this point, and who doesn’t like an under dog story?
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