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A look at the return for Yangervis Solarte

The Blue Jays sent minor leaguers Edward Olivares and Jared Carcuff to the Padres

Photo courtesy of: @Minor_Leaguer, Bluebird Banter

Of the two players the Blue Jays sent to the Padres in exchange for Yangervis Solarte, much more ink has been spilled about Edward Olivares than Jared Carkuff. Rated the Jays’ number 18 prospect by before the trade, Olivares is now listed number 24 in his new organization. “Toolsy,” just like Padres general manager AJ Preller likes ‘em, the nearly 22-year-old outfielder had a breakthrough 2017 at two levels of A-ball after missing most of 2016.

Since I didn’t know anything about the guy before a couple hours ago, I’ll just turn things over to people who did.

Much less has been tweeted about Jared Carkuff, a 24-year-old reliever who was Olivares’ teammate in both Dunedin and Lansing last season. Since being selected out of Austin Peay in the 35th round of the 2016 draft, Carkuff has struck out nearly a batter per inning, walked just two batters per nine innings, and allowed only four homers in 89 and two-thirds innings across five minor league stops.