Blue Jays officially trade Seunghwan Oh to Rockies

MLB insider Mike Wilner discusses what he knows about slugging minor leaguer Chad Spanberger that the Blue Jays got in return for trading Seunghwan Oh to the Colorado Rockies.

The Toronto Blue Jays have completed a trade involving reliever Seunghwan Oh, sending the right-hander to the Colorado Rockies for minor-league first baseman Chad Spanberger, outfielder Forrest Wall and a player to be named later or cash.

A deal for Oh was widely reported on Wednesday, but became official Thursday morning when the teams announced it. The 36-year-old Oh has been Toronto’s best reliever this season, posting a 2.68 ERA and 10.9 K/9 rate across 47 innings.

Wall, 22, was ranked the No. 13 prospect in the Rockies system, according to MLB Pipeline. The speedy left-handed hitter was drafted by Colorado in the first round (35th overall) of the 2014 draft. He was promoted at the end of May to double-A, where he’s hit .206/.289/.359 with six home runs in 46 games, while playing centre and left field.

Spanberger, also 22 years old, was selected in the sixth round of the 2017 draft and ranked as the Rockies’ No. 24 prospect. The left-handed hitter’s best tool is his power, which grades at 55 on the 20-to-80 scouting scale, according to MLB Pipeline. He’s enjoyed a strong season in single-A, slashing .315/.363/.579 with 22 homers in 92 games.

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