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Jays trade Joe Biagini and Aaron Sanchez to Astros for Derek Fisher

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I’m sad about this one. Joe Biagini is going to the Astros.

Joe has a 3.86 ERA in 49 games this season. He pitched 49 innings, allowed 50 hits, 8 homers, 17 walks and 49 strikeouts.

Joe has had an interesting time of it since being grabbed in the Rule 5 draft before the 2016 season. He was very good in relief in 2016. Then had troubles as a starter in 2017. Last year wasn’t great but this year he’s been pretty good. I’ll miss him.

We’ll update when we know what the Astros gave up for him.


Aaron Sanchez is going with Biagini for outfielder Derek Fisher. Fisher was a first round pick in 2014. He was number 83 on MLB’s top prospects list before the 2017 season. He is hitting .286/.401/.522 for Triple A Round Rock. 14 home runs in 60 games. He’s been playing mostly right field.


Cal Stevenson is also going to Houston. Cal was a 10th round pick in 2018. He is hitting .298/.388/.393 in Dunedin this season. He’s a left fielder.

I don’t think I’m a fan of this one. I’d have liked to keep Aaron and see if the last couple of good starts represent a real change. And Biagini? I don’t see why there was a rush to get rid of him.

Fisher seems like a fourth outfielder type.

I guess there is more coming from the I’ll reserve judgement.