They’ll get an MLB outfielder and a pitching prospec

They’ll get an MLB outfielder and a pitching prospec

Postby zhangzk » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:18 pm

"There was speculation that the upcoming Christmas holiday would spur some player movement around baseball , and that is certainly proving true for our Milwaukee Brewers. Yesterday the club reportedly signed Corey Spangenberg to a one-year deal, and this evening it is being reported that Milwaukee is closing in on a deal that would send Domingo Santana to the Seattle Mariners:Domingo Santana, 26, looked like he was on his way to becoming a fixture in Milwaukee for years to come after his breakout season in 2017. That year he .278/.371/.505 with 30 home runs and 15 steals in 607 plate appearances, but Santana’s production cratered in 2018 after the acquisitions of Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. He began the year as Milwaukee’s Opening Day right fielder, but a mysterious loss of power ended up leading to a lengthy exile to the minor leagues. Santana came up and had some nice pinch hit appearances in September, but he ended the season with a .265/.328/.412 slash with just five home runs in 235 plate appearances. That was good for only a 97 wRC+ and 76 DRC+. Santana is out of minor league options and is projected to make about $2 mil in his first season of arbitration eligibility, but was without a clear role with the Brewers going forward.In return for Santana and his three remaining seasons of club control, the Brewers will reportedly receive two players. One is a name that should be familiar to Milwaukee fans - Ben Gamel Bo Jackson Jersey , the younger brother of former Brewer Mat. The 26 year old has appeared in parts of three major league seasons since debuting in 2016 and has been relatively productive, batting .269/.331/.392 with 13 home runs in 900 plate appearances, which translates to a 100 wRC+ and 87 DRC+. He doesn’t grade out very well on defense, with most of his experience coming in the outfield corners with a few additional appearances at center field and first base. The left-handed hitter will make the league minimum in 2019, has four more years of club control, and also has a minor league option remaining, which is flexibility that makes him a much more valuable and versatile bench piece for the Brewers than Domingo.Milwaukee will also receive a pitching prospect in the deal, 22 year old right-hander Noah Zavolas. He was an 18th-round pick by the Mariners in last summer’s draft out of Harvard and scouting information is scarce, but he did post some promising results as a multi-inning reliever in Class-A ball. He appeared in 19 games and tossed 38.2 in which were the only extra-base hits the Reds had all day. He finished 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run and became the first Reds second baseman to have back-to-back seasons of at least 20 dingers since Brandon Phillips did it in 2007-2009. Have a trophy, Scoot.Honorable mentions are due to: Jackson Stephens, for striking out 2 in a scoreless inning. Key PlaysAdam Frazier started off his monster day with a 1-out dinger to right to give Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead. Things stayed that way until the bottom of the 6th. Adam Frazier singled to right and then came around to score on a 2-run blast by Gregpry Polanco. Pirates led, 3-0. The Pirates were able to add to their lead in the bottom of the 7th. Kevin Newman singled to right with 1 out and then moved to third when Scooter Gennett threw away a double-play ball that put runners on 2nd and 3rd. That brought up Adam Frazier, who collected his 4th hit of the day and drove in both runners. Pirates led 5-0.Scooter Gennett hit a solo dinger in the top of the 8th, but that’s all the offense the Reds could muster. Pirates win 5-1.Tony GraphaninoSource: FanGraphsOther n on a tear lately, as today’s outing was the 6th of his last 9 appearances where he didn’t allow a run.Joey Votto did something cool today.Cody Reed will take the mound for the Reds tomorrow to try and even up the series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET.Tunes.
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