TORONTO - : Jason Frasor #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Jason Frasor played seven-plus seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays before he was traded to the Chicago White Sox as a part of the three-team trade that brought Colby Rasmus to Toronto. In his 17 innings with the White Sox, he allowed 31 base runners and ten runs. The problem? Don't know. The conversion rate? Metric system? Whatever the reason, the Blue Jays reacquired the right-handed reliever on Sunday, sending two minor leaguers back to the White Sox.
The Jays parted with 19-year-old right-hander Myles Jaye and 22-year-old right-hander Daniel Webb. Jaye was a 17th-round pick in the 2010 draft, and he began his professional career in the Appalachian League, holding his own in 13 games (nine starts), with a 2.72 K/BB ratio and a 3.00 ERA.
Webb has had a rougher transition to pro ball. The 18th-round pick had a 5.59 ERA in 67 low-A innings, with a 7.0 K/9 in the Midwest League.
Neither pitcher made John Sickels' top-20 prospects list over at Minor League Ball, nor were they one of the 19 players in the "Others of Note" section. But it's not out of the question that one of them could have been in the Jays' top 40!
The 34-year-old Frasor was a consistent middle reliever for the Jays towards the end of his Toronto career, and he's appeared in 455 games for the Jays since coming into the league in 2004. Those 20 games in a White Sox uniform were probably really, really strange for him.