Dodgers, Blue Jays Full Ross Stripling Commerce
By Connor Byrne | February 23, 2021 at 6:32pm CDTThe Dodgers have acquired first baseman/outfielder Ryan Noda from the Blue Jays, Juan Toribio of MLB.com was amongst these to report. Noda was the second of two gamers to be named later (becoming a member of right-hander Kendall Williams) within the groups’ August commerce centering on veteran righty Ross Stripling.
Now 24 years outdated, Noda grew to become a professional when the Jays selected him within the 15th spherical of the 2017 draft. He has mashed within the minors since then, having mixed for a .272/.422/.478 line with 40 dwelling runs and 35 stolen bases in 1,292 plate appearances among the many rookie, Single-A and Excessive-A ranges. Nonetheless, FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen wrote final month that Noda “strikes out lots for somebody older than is common for his stage” and should solely quantity to a Quad-A kind of participant. Noda fanned in just below 30 p.c of his plate appearances throughout his most up-to-date minor league motion in 2019.
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