Blue Jays: How the prospects from the 2015 trade deadline have fared
To the Blue Jays: LHP David Price
To the Tigers: LHP Matt Boyd, LHP Daniel Norris, and LHP Jairo Labourt
LHP Matt Boyd
One of the Blue Jays top pitching prospects at the time, left-hander Matt Boyd had worked his way up through the minor leagues and made two starts in the big leagues before being dealt, amassing a 14.85 ERA through 6.2 innings with 11 earned runs, five home runs, and seven strikeouts.
Since joining the Tigers, Boyd has kept finding himself in the rotation but has pitched to mixed results. Through 147 appearances and 777.2 innings, Boyd sports a 4.87 ERA with 752 strikeouts and a 1.318 WHIP. His name surfaced on the trade rumors at the deadline this year but he hit the injured list on a few different occasions, making only 15 starts and eventually sticking with the Tigers to finish out the year. He will be eligible for free agency after the end of next season.
LHP Daniel Norris
Another one of the Blue Jays top pitching prospects in the farm system at the time, Daniel Norris was one of the main assets of this trade with the Tigers. The southpaw made his major league debut in 2014 as a September callup with the Jays and joined the rotation early in 2015, making five starts for the club until being optioned back to AAA. He would throw to a 4.20 ERA through 10 appearances and 30.0 innings with 22 strikeouts and 17 walks at the Major League level before the trade.
With the Tigers, Norris would accumulate a 4.50 ERA through 139 appearances, 77 of which were starts as the lefty was used solely as a reliever in 2021. The Tennesse product has been hit by the injury bug numerous times in his career, including thyroid cancer back in the 2015/2016 offseason where a tumor had to be removed, discovered earlier in the campaign when he was seeing a doctor because of dead arm.
After general manager Alex Anthopoulos traded away a significant amount of Blue Jays prospects at the 2015 trade deadline, this article examines how those prospects have faired since being traded.
The Tigers traded Norris to the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline this past season and he would pitch to a 6.64 ERA through 18 relief outings for his new club. Norris was not selected to the postseason NLDS roster against the Atlanta Braves and is a free agent this offseason.
LHP Jairo Labourt
The last pitcher included in the David Price trade, Jairo Labourt was in A ball at the time of the deal. He would spend the majority of the next three years in the Tigers minor league organization before being released in mid-May of 2018. He did make six appearances for Detroit in 2017, throwing to a 4.50 ERA through 6.0 innings.
He would find himself with a few different organizations before being released midway through the 2018 season by the Chicago White Sox and would spend Spring Training with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019 but would be released prior to the beginning of the campaign.
This season, Labourt played with the Sioux City Explorers in the American Association of Professional Baseball.