Blue Jays: Looking at former prospects traded at the deadline under Ross Atkins
Cal Stevenson – LF
Traded to the Houston Astros as part of the trade package for OF Derek Fisher – July/31/2019
Drafted in the 10th round of the 2018 MLB Draft, outfielder Cal Stevenson was only in the Jays organization for just over a season before being included in a package deal alongside Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini in exchange for Houston Astros outfielder Derek Fisher. At the time of the trade, Stevenson owned a .298 batting average with five home runs and 50 RBI through 90 games.
Roughly six months later, Stevenson was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-hander Austin Pruitt. He was on the shelf for the 2020 campaign given the COVID-19 MiLB cancellation but spent all of 2021 in AA, amassing a .771 OPS split between left and centre field. He started the 2022 campaign in AAA but was traded eight days ago to the Oakland Athletics as part of the trade package for catcher Christian Bethancourt.
So far this year, the California product is sporting a .261/.378/.378 slash line through 61 games with three triples, three home runs, and 11 stolen bases on the season.