Capital City Income trades away
Anderson Alexander Tejeda
TBD trades away
1 Auction Dollar
Jordan’s Thoughts: Oh boy! A prospect trade. I have heard of some of these guys. First off I was not patient enough to figure out how to find A A Tejada on FanGraphs and I’m perfectly fine ignoring him. Hudson Potts just based on looking at his minor league record does not strike me as anything interesting other than he’s a former first round pick and they tend to get more chances to thrive.
Nick Solak is hitting homers and showing ability to dephicer a strike zone at the double-A level. That’s likeable. Bryse Wilson also looks pretty promising. He’s on the cusp of breaking through, but he’s in an organization full of starting pitchers and could end up spending more time than you want in a bullpen. Either way he’s a major leaguer with options.
The one auction dollar switching sides is clearly the biggest piece moving here. Two top teams slide money across the table is definitely interesting.
Hustle’s toxic $.02: Most surprising part of this deal was that Jordan has heard of some of these names. I like this trade more for the Income’s here. You kinda hope Tejada turns into Solak, so why wouldn’t you just rather have Solak? Especially when Tejada is a much less given to stick at 2nd.
Potts vs Wilson seems more reasonable. Bailey continues to build an army of near major league ready arms by adding Wilson to Wdener and Quantrill. You pretty much get a player for 2 years for free if they are cost controlled, so its very easy to see some value come through near major league ready pitching, even if there’s limited upside. Potts has been gaining some hype, but to me the bar for being a good 3b is a lot higher than it use to be. My intuition tells me TBD will trade Potts within a year.