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Jays trade Daniel Hudson to Nationals

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Hudson did a great job for the Blue Jays, which made him a trade target.

Hudson had a 3.00 ERA in 45 games (1 ‘start’). In 48 innings he allowed 38 hits, 5 homers, 23 walks and 48 strikeouts. Batters hit .215/.311/.367 against him.

We will update this when we know who is coming to the Jays.

Kyle Johnston is coming to the Jays. Kyle is number 27 on the Nationals MLB prospect list. He is 23, a RHP, taken in the 6th round of the 2017 draft.

He’s been pitching at Potomac, A+ ball. In 20 starts he has a 4.03 ERA. 105 innings, 92 hits, 37 walks and 100 strikeouts.


Johnston utilizes a traditional 3-pitch arsenal, featuring a 91-94mph fastball, touching 95mph twice, with natural sinking action and occasional cutting movement. His slider sits 81-84mph with good shape and he can spin the pitch. It is inconsistent, but he threw a few that showed average potential. Finally his changeup sits 83-86mph with good arm-side movement and he replicates his arm-speed well. He shows confidence in the pitch and throws it to both lefties and righties.

Not sure if he’ll stay as a starter or move the pen.