Re-grading past Blue Jays trade deadline deals with 20/20 hindsight

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Blue Jays acquire SP Mitch White and SS Alex De Jesus from the Dodgers in exchange for SP Nick Frasso and P Moises Brito

The Blue Jays acquired Mitch White and Alex De Jesus at the 2022 trade deadline from the Dodgers in exchange for Nick Frasso and Moises Brito. Frasso is now listed as the Dodgers’ 10th ranked prospect and owns a 1.61 ERA across 95 innings pitched in all levels of the minor leagues. The big right-hander is still at least a year away from debuting in the major league, though his stuff and statistical output show that his value should continue to grow. Brito has only thrown 52 innings in the minors, but is just 20-years-old and looks promising, owning a strong 1.56 ERA.

White has struggled as soon as he arrived in Toronto as he finished the 2022 season with a 7.74 ERA and 49 ERA+ across 43 innings pitched. Injuries delayed his start to the 2023 season, though he struggled in AAA on a rehab assignment with an 8.61 ERA over 23 innings pitched. De Jesus is currently playing with the Vancouver Canadians in A+ ball, and has been just serviceable. He is only 21-years-old, but has not shown the ability to rise through the system. 

Overall, this trade could come back to bite the Jays, depending on how well both Frasso and Brito develop. As of right now, neither White or De Jesus are helping the team win games and both the players traded away look much more promising than what was received. 

Grade: D