Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 4:20pm


The Cincinnati Reds acquired pitcher Hector Perez from the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

What does it give the Cincinnati Reds
In Perez, the Reds land a hard-throwing right-hander with plenty of untapped potential. He was used as a reliever for one game in 2020 but pitched as a starter for most of 2019 at Double-A ball. Look for Cincinnati to give Perez a shot at sticking as a starter first and foremost.

What does it give the Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays needed a roster spot after acquiring outfielder George Springer as a free agent earlier in the week. So, Perez became the odd man out and was shipped to Cincinnati in exchange for a future asset...which is not likely to amount to much in the end.

Fantasy impact
Keep an eye on Perez because he does have fantasy upside. He could be a solid late-round draft addition in most keeper formats. Non-keeper leaguers should take a wait-and-see approach with him (but also monitor his progress during spring training).

Player focus

Toronto Blue Jays

Darlin Guzman OF

Cincinnati Reds

Hector Perez P