Joe Smith is headed to Ohio. It’s nice that we have already played all of our regular season Cleveland games this year.
Club has confirmed.
We have acquired LHP Thomas Pannone and 2B Samad Taylor from Cleveland for RHP Joe Smith. pic.twitter.com/fIBZVR4bEd— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 31, 2017
Samad Taylor is in a 19 year old second baseman in Class A Short season. He was a 10th round draft pick in 2016. He is batting .297/.344/.432 in 235 plate appearances.
Thomas Pannone is a 22 year old left handed starting pitcher in Double A. He has a 1.96 ERA this year in 110 IP, with 120 SOs. He is holding opponents to a .197 average with a 0.95 WHIP. Here’s a bit more of a detailed report on him.
Joe’s wife seems to be really happy with the trade.