Blue Jays Trade Poll: Who Are You Willing to Part With?

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Position Players

The Blue Jays’ system is not as flush with position players as they are with pitching. So, any deal that involves a position player is going to include a prospect that is already at a high level or has a very high ceiling. If you give up either of these types of players, you are potentially hurting the future of the ball club. Does that scare you off? Or, do you choose one or more of the guys below to pull of a blockbuster deal that might bring you a division title?

Dalton Pompey- He might be the highest valued position player the Blue Jays have to leverage in trade talks. He started the year as the Opening Day CF for the big league club. He’s since been demoted to AAA to work on developing a consistent approach, which will hopefully build his confidence. Since his demotion, he’s increased his K% and decreased his BB%. Obviously, a regression is not exactly going to help his value. Teams will point to this to try and lessen his stock. But, Blue Jays fans are smarter than that. We know that Pompey has a high ceiling and is worth quite a bit. If anything, the Blue Jays will have to admit that they rushed him to the big leagues.

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At the AAA level, there really aren’t any “prospect” types that other clubs would covet. Caleb Gindl et al wouldn’t exactly bring other GMs to the table. So, the Blue Jays will have to reach further down.

Dwight Smith Jr- The 22 year old is coming off a solid year in Dunedin where he impressed. His .284/.363/.453 line included 28 doubles and 12 home runs. He also added 15 stolen bases (he had 25 the year before). This season, he started in AA New Hampshire and is hitting .299/.349/.438. IF he can continue his solid play, he could be looking at a September call up. A prospect that can play 2B and OF and put up numbers like this is rather enticing.

Max Pentecost– The 2014 draft pick may have some value, but had surgery in February to clean up his throwing shoulder. It is the second one he’s had in less than a year. Though, it should be noted that he should begin throwing soon if he hasn’t already.

Rowdy Tellez– He’s performing fairly well in his 2nd go with the Lansing Lugnuts hitting .289/.347/.481. The 20 year old 1B/DH already has 5 HR and 11 doubles. And, did we mention that he’s 20?

Other names to consider might include Roemon Fields, Richard Urena and Lane Thomas. But, if you’re thinking about reaching that deep and packaging these guys, you’ll have to include more of them.  You might be better off choosing from the stockpile of pitching.

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