Blue Jays acquire Chase Anderson from Brewers in exchange for prospect Chad Spanberger

Transaction season, baby! Let’s GO! The Blue Jays made their first splash of the off-season today, sending depth prospect Chad Spanberger to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for veteran starter Chase Anderson.

Double-A first baseman Chad Spanberger is going to #Brewers, as @ScottyMitchTSN said.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 4, 2019

This is… actually a really nice addition for the Jays. Spanberger is pretty much a nothing prospect at this point, it seems. The first baseman-slash-outfielder originally came over from the Colorado Rockies in the Seung-hwan Oh trade back in 2018 and slashed a .237/.308/.399 line in his first go-around at Double-A this season. Those numbers don’t aren’t very exciting for a bat-first 24-year-old.
In Anderson, the Jays get themselves a decent middle-of-the-rotation arm with some possible bounce-back upside. Anderson had a fairly meh 2019 season, posting a 4.21 ERA over 139 innings while striking out eight batters and walking 3.2 per nine. As meh as that is, it would have led Toronto’s rotation last year after Marcus Stroman was traded.
As recently as 2017, though, Anderson was very good in Milwaukee. He posted a 2.74 ERA that season, striking out 8.5 batters and walking 2.6 per nine. The big change between 2017 when he was good and 2019 when he …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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