Blue Jays: What kind of return could they get for Freddy Galvis?

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 14: Freddy Galvis #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated by third base coach Luis Rivera #4 after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on April 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 14: Freddy Galvis #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated by third base coach Luis Rivera #4 after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on April 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – MAY 08: Jonathan Schoop #16 (L) of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on May 8, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – MAY 08: Jonathan Schoop #16 (L) of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on May 8, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

Brewers acquire Schoop from Baltimore

One of the deadline deals that didn’t work out for the contending team would be when the Brewers brought in Jonathan Schoop from Baltimore.

It was an imperfect fit from the get-go, much like comparison Schoop to Galvis, but stay with me for a minute anyway. Admittedly, Schoop’s situation is different because a) he’s primarily a second baseman, b) he has a higher offensive ceiling, and c) he had an option year on his contract for 2019 (that the Brewers declined).

The former All-Star was having a bit of a down year when he was dealt, but the reason the Brewers were interested was because Schoop had the potential to be a big upgrade, especially on offence. He’s hit more than 20 home runs in three different seasons, including his career high of 32 in 2017, so that’s the player the Brewers were hoping they were getting, even if he had to play out of position at shortstop to make it work.

The return for the Orioles was an interesting one because they took back a well-known young player in Jonathan Villar, who badly needed a fresh start somewhere else. He’s been better in Baltimore this year, and still has the potential to find himself again at 28 years old. Baltimore also received a minor league pitcher by the name of Luis Ortiz, and a shorstop named Jean Carmona.

The Orioles aren’t known for having a strong minor league system, but Ortiz is now ranked at #18 among their prospects, and Carmona comes in at #23. Considering how poorly the trade worked out for Milwaukee, that’s a pretty good return for the Orioles, and one the Blue Jays could try to use as a model.

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