Blue Jays: A few teams that could use Danny Jansen on their roster
The Toronto Blue Jays possess a few quality catchers in the organization, with Reese McGuire and Danny Jansen on the active roster and a plethora of talent in the minor league system in Alejandro Kirk, Riley Adams, and Gabriel Moreno.
Right now, McGuire has been getting most of the reps after Jansen went on the injured list, with Adams getting some major league exposure and Kirk currently down in AAA after being on the IL since early May. Moreno is currently dealing with a fractured thumb and is also on the injured list as well.
With the Blue Jays looking to make another run at the postseason this year, it would make sense to possibly deal from an area of depth in the organization in order to shore up some weaker areas on the roster such as the pitching corps and the left-side of the diamond. While the club could deal a prospect like Kirk or Moreno, Jansen also possesses some trade value considering he has experience in the major leagues and a gold glove nomination back in 2019. The Blue Jays also seem to be very interested in keeping their younger catchers and with Jansen starting to fall out of favour with the club, now is a good time to see what his trade value stands at as the season marches towards the trade deadline.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a significant amount of depth at the catching position throughout the organization and could trade Danny Jansen to help solidify areas on the current active roster to try and reach the postseason.
His bat has tapered off since joining the big leagues, slashing .201/.290/.356 through 658 at-bats, but he does have three years of arbitration before becoming eligible for free agency. He can compete at the major league level and a change of scenery could be good for Jansen where he could potentially find his rhythm at the plate.
Here are three teams who could use Danny Jansen on their roster:
Chicago White Sox
At the mid-way point of the season, the Chicago White Sox currently have an 8 game lead on the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central and have been playing well to the tune of a 51-35 record.
Earlier this week, White Sox starting catcher Yasmani Grandal was placed on the injured list after tearing a tendon in his knee. He is currently slated to miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery, a significant amount of time for a team poised to make the playoffs. With Zack Collins and his .236/.329/.390 slash line as the starting catcher, having Jansen on the roster could bode well especially since Grandal will be a free agent at the end of the year.
The issue with trading with the White Sox is that since both teams are vying for a postseason berth, it will be tough for the Blue Jays to get an established roster player in return. The Jays could try and get some pitching depth or potentially some infield help, but it seems unlikely that a trade would happen with the club receiving a major league player.
While the matchup makes sense with Chicago needing catching help, it seems like it wouldn’t benefit the Blue Jays postseason efforts this season to send Jansen to the Sox.