By: Noah Wright
The Rockies have struck a deal with The Blue Jays to acquire right hander Seung Hwan Oh. In exchange, The Jays will receive Sean Bouchard and Chad Spanberger. Both of whom are first base prospects. The big piece in this trade is righty Oh, who’s been having a nice bounceback season with The Jays. Overall, Oh has a 2.68 ERA, 3.03 FIP, and 1 WHIP. He’s also raised his K/9 to 10.5, and lowered his walk rate to an MLB career low 1.9 walks/9. While Oh has done pretty well overall this season, there’s one thing to point out. Oh shuts out right handed batters, and keeps them to a clip .168/.190/.269 this seasons. However, lefties crush him at a line of .315/.413/.537. Overall, Oh could really help a struggling Rockies bullpen. Bryan Shaw, and Jake McGee have both seen a good amount of struggles. Even closer Wade Davis has an ERA and FIP above 4. The one piece that they have been able to rely on is Adam Ottavino. Now with Oh, The Rockies have a solid relief pitcher that they can rely on in high pressure situations.
On the other end of the deal, The Jays will receive two corner prospects that have experience at first base. The first being Chad Spanberger. Spanberg was drafted by The Rockies in the 6th round of The MLB draft last season, and is ranked as The Rocks 24th best prospect. This season in A-ball, Spanberg is batting .316/.364/.580 in 379 plate appearances. He also has 22 home runs, but shows he has some speed with 16 stolen bases. The other prospect The Blue Jays will recieve is Sean Bouchard. Bouchard can play first base, third base, and has seen time in the outfield corners this season. Drafted in the 9th round of the same draft as Spanberg, and same level of ball as Spanberg, Bouchard is currently batting .263/.335/.433 in 358 plate appearances, with 8 home runs, and 12 stolen bases.