The Blue Jays have marked catcher Caleb Joseph to a small time contract, reports Jamie Campbell of Sportsnet. The Wasserman customer will get a challenge to significant class spring preparing, Campbell includes.
Joseph is most notable for his time with the division-rival Orioles. The 33-year-old played in parts of five MLB seasons with Baltimore, serving for the most part as the club’s number two choice behind the plate. He spent last season in the Diamondbacks’ association, in spite of the fact that he just showed up in twenty MLB games. Joseph invested somewhat more energy with Triple-A Reno, where he hit .265/.324/.481 with seven grand slams in 179 plate appearances. Superficially, that looks bounty solid for a catcher, yet it was genuinely person on foot in the hitters’ heaven that was the 2019 Pacific Coast League.
Joseph has never been quite a bit of a hitter, with only a .223/.270/.350 line (66 wRC+) in 1,358 profession MLB plate appearances. He’s for some time drawn better than expected checks as a throw composer from Baseball Prospectus and has tossed out a solid 31.8% of endeavored base stealers over his profession, however. In spite of the absence of hostile ability, Joseph bodes well as a cautious disapproved of reinforcement choice.
As things stand, the Jays figure to give the primary look behind the dish at the youthful pair of Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire. That pair drew some exchange enthusiasm toward the beginning of the offseason, however they stay close by as spring preparing approaches.