Jose Berrios Traded to Blue Jays for Two Top-100 Prospects

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn – Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

The writing has been on the wall for nearly 48 hours but it’s finally happening. The Minnesota Twins are trading Jose Berrios to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package that reportedly includes the #16 and #68 prospects in Major League Baseball. Austin Martin is the #2 prospect in the Toronto farm system and can play both middle infield and outfield. Simeon Woods-Richardson is the Jays’ #4 prospect and he’s a right-handed starting pitcher.

Martin was playing in AA New Hampshire until this morning. Woods-Richardson is now the 2nd Twins minor league starter who’s in Japan pitching for Team USA. What a haul.

If Jose Berrios was going to be dealt, we knew the return package would be big. I’m not sure anyone thought they’d get anything this substantial. Through two major trades so far during this deadline season, the Minnesota Twins’ front office (which has a checkered trade deadline past) appears to have hit two homeruns. But only time will tell.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan