Sound the alarm, something finally happened!
The Blue Jays have claimed Anthony Castro from the Detroit Tigers. The right-handed pitcher had been designated for assignment by the organization in order to clear room on the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft.
Tigers RHP Anthony Castro, waived to create a spot on the 40-man roster for this week’s Rule 5 Draft, has been claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.
— Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) December 7, 2020
Castro is an interesting addition. MLB Pipeline has him ranked as the Tigers’ No. 17 prospect right now (for the sake of comparison, Patrick Murphy and Julian Merryweather are ranked No. 17 and No. 20 respectively in the Blue Jays’ system) and the word is that he has an electric arm with a wonky delivery and major command issues.
Here’s what Pipeline has to say…
The intrigue around Castro centers around a fastball that sits at 93-95 but works up to 97 mph with cutting action. His slider was a quality chase pitch for him against Double-A hitters, while his changeup has shown enough improvement to throw in different counts. The combination has enough movement that hitters struggle to square him up, evidenced by a low home run rate. …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation