Corbin Carroll OF
5th round pick
The Fantasy Baseball Team gets:
Cade Cavalli SP
Jordan Westburg SS
Jake Eder SP
Who doesn’t love a good prospect for prospect trade. Reminds me of a time, a few years back, when I over grinded by giving up Christian Pache and Gavin Lux for Luis Patino. The next year I regretted it as Lux broke out and Pache was looking great. Still in wait and see mode to see who won that trade but not looking great for me.
Anyways the headliners here are Corbin Carroll and Cade Cavalli. Cavalli has a case as the top pitching prospect in baseball in my mind. 175 K’s in 123 IP in his first minor league season, moving up to AAA, he is probably ready midseason 2022. Carroll played in A+ as a 20 year old in 2021 and had all of 23 AB’s and his season ended with shoulder surgery. Scouts think he could be a special hitter, Fangraphs gives him a 60 FV same grade as Torkelson and Greene top prospect hitters.
Does this trade get consummated if it needs the Joe Rawlings approval? I know there was a lot of Cavalli love over on that team at one point.
Generally I think hitters are the safer prospects so getting a top hitter for a top pitcher the win would go to the hitting side. But I have to say I like this haul for TFBT, as he gets one of the elite SP prospects in the game another solid hitting prospect who will play in the upper minors and a 3rd piece coming off a great season, that is having TJ surgery. If Eden stays healthy he is not going to be a throw in here, a little patience and it could pay off handsomely. Good buy low on Eden. But overall great trade for both owners as they take a risk to get what they want. Nice way to add depth and fill the prospect cupboards for TFBT. And Cavalli could pay dividends quickly.