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Saturday BP: Giants trade Anthony Banda for Will Toffey

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The Giants swapped Minor Leaguers with the Mets.

MLB: FEB 29 Spring Training - Mets at Astros Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Hello and happy Saturday.

On Friday, the San Francisco Giants made a minor trade. Minor in the sense that it was small, but also in the sense that it involved only Minor League players.

The Giants sent left-handed pitcher Anthony Banda to the New York Mets in exchange for infielder Will Toffey.

Banda, a 27 year old with four years of MLB experience (none with the Giants) was acquired in 2020, as the Giants only trade deadline deal. The Giants acquired him from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations, but he spent the year at the Alternate Training Site. He’s struggled this year with the AAA Sacramento River Cats, where he’s posted a 6.86 ERA and a 5.65 FIP, with 42 strikeouts to 18 walks in 39.1 innings. But the Mets needed some pitching depth, and so they get some.

Toffey is a 26 year old former fourth-round pick who has yet to progress past the AA level. He’s struggled in AA this year, hitting .178/.317/.386, but Fangraphs ranked him as New York’s No. 22 prospect entering the season, with 50/50 grades in raw power and speed, and a 50/55 grade in fielding.

Welcome to the org, Toffey.


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What time do the Giants play today?

The Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at 7:10 p.m. PT.

Have a wonderful Saturday and a great weekend.