The 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 trade centering on veteran righty Ross Stripling.
Now 24 years previous, Noda turned a professional when the Jays selected him within the fifteenth spherical of the 2017 draft. He has mashed within the minors since then, having mixed for a .272/.422/.478 line with 40 house runs and 35 stolen bases in 1,292 plate appearances among the many rookie, Single-A and Excessive-A ranges. Nevertheless, FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen wrote final month that Noda “strikes out quite a bit for somebody older than is common for his stage” and will solely quantity to a Quad-A kind of participant. Noda fanned in just below 30 % of his plate appearances throughout his most up-to-date minor league motion in 2019.