Astros Trade Block (6/24)

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Astros Trade Block (6/24)

Post by Astros » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:42 am

As the calendar turns towards July with the Astros falling off, time to showcase some available pieces for trade. Looking for some young players in return, and ideally no future salary that is too far above the minimum. Happy to retain as much of these players contracts for this year as well.

CL Dellin Betances 1 Year/15 Million: High-level tools and having a pretty good year. Perfect back of the bullpen piece.

RP Roman Mendez: 1/2.7: Strong tools. Recently came off a UCL injury, basically a lost 2019 but had a 1.6 WAR in 2018 out of the pen. Hasn’t allowed a run in a few outings at AAA for rehab and just came back to the MLB club.

SP Nathan Eovaldi 1/4.7: Veteran having a tough year as a starter. Had a 1.4 WAR in 2019 mostly out of the bullpen. Could be a 5th starter/swingman type who could get hot down the stretch.

2B Derek Dietrich 1/Minimum, 1 more year of arbitration: Minor League FA signing that is crushing righties to a .293/.362/.454 slash line. Can play 2B, mostly used as a DH this year. Good platoon piece.

C Gary Sanchez 1/4.8, 1 more year of arbitration: Have some young talent at the catcher position so Gary is available. Not necessarily looking to move him as he is having a bad year and we are looking for a bounce back. Currently playing about half the games in a timeshare with our other younger catcher. Price is probably higher than his current 2020 output would lead you to believe.

CF Brandon Nimmo 1/8.1, 1 more year of arbitration: If someone wants to blow me away for a blockbuster, 1.5 years of Nimmo could be possible. 27 year old CF on pace for a 6 WAR this year. Has to be an outstanding offer.

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