A ninth round pick of the Blue Jays in 2017, southpaw Zach Logue had worked his way up through the Minor Leagues and was knocking on the MLB door in 2021, although an opportunity never materialized. He split last season between AA and AAA and through 125.0 innings, the starting pitcher amassed a 3.67 ERA with a 10.9 K/9 and a minuscule 1.9 BB/9.
Logue was likely not going to break the Jays Opening Day roster given the starting rotation and the front office decided to include him in the deal for Matt Chapman, likely giving him a better opportunity in the long run for a spot on a Major League rotation rather than in the Jays bullpen when looking at the bigger picture.
Logue did not crack the A’s Opening Day roster but was quickly called up on April 15th, slotting making his MLB debut in the bullpen. That relief appearance was a 1.1 inning affair against the Baltimore Orioles that saw him pick up his first MLB strikeout and his first MLB win. After that, Logue was sent back down to AAA but came back in mid-May but this time in the rotation, making his first career start on May 6th against the Minnesota Twins. He lasted 5.0 innings and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out striking out five batters, eventually earning the loss.
So far this season, Logue has been riding the options train for the Atheltics and was just called back to MLB roster on August 13th. The Ohio product is currently sporting a 6.35 ERA through 45.1 innings at the Major League level with a 6.2 K/9 and a 3.2 BB/9 along with a 5.88 FIP through 10 outings (nine starts).