He says Ken Giles is coming to Toronto.
We’ll update as news comes out.
Giles is 27, a RH reliever. He’s been in the majors for 5 years, has a 2.72 ERA in 279 games. He has 77 career saves.
This year Giles has a 4.99 ERA in 34 games. In 30.2 inning he’s allowed 36 hits, 3 walks and has 31 strikeouts. Just 3 walks?
Rosenthal is telling us it is Giles plus....not sure what the plus may be.
Looks like we are getting two minor league pitchers RHP Hector Perez and minor league David Paulino,
Perez is a 22 year old. He’s got a 3.84 ERA in 17 games, 11 starts in High A. In 72.2 innings he’s allowed 50 hits, 40 walks with 83 strikeouts.
Paulino was #51 on Baseball America’s top 100 prospects before the 2017 season. He’s having a tough season, has a 5.67 ERA in 7 minor league starts, split between AAA and Rookie ball (a rehab assignment).
John Sickels at Minor League Ball had Paulino the Astros’ 5th best prospect before the season.
5) David Paulino, RHP, Grade B: Age 23; lost most of the season due to elbow problems and PED suspension; posted 4.50 ERA in 14 innings in Triple-A, 13/9 K/BB; 6.52 ERA in six major league starts, 34/7 K/BB in 29 innings before suspension; still has one of the highest ceilings in the system, fastball can hit 98 and secondary pitches (curve, change) have improved, usually throws strikes; questions about durability and role remain in play. ETA 2018.
Perez was #9 on Sickel’s list:
9) Hector Perez, RHP, Grade B-: Age 21, signed out of Dominican Republic in 2014; combined for 3.44 ERA with 128/78 K/BB in 107 innings between Low-A and High-A, just 78 hits; walks need to come down as he moves up but the stuff is quality, with mid-90s fastball and a breaking ball that draws 70-grades; change-up and overall command need work; has the hard stuff to close if the softer pitches don’t progress enough for him to start; the Ks and low Hs aren’t lying about his potential. ETA 2020.
Ross Atkins: “This was one (deal) that made sense form a baseball perspective. Extremely excited about Giles, Perez and Paulino joining the organization. I think for many reasons this deal made sense and it starts with the talent we’re acquiring” #BlueJays— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) July 30, 2018