Ranking the Prospects Moved During the 2019 Trade Deadline

The 2019 trade deadline has passed and, with it, dozens of prospects have begun a new journey toward the major leagues with a different organization. We have all of the prospects who have been traded since the Nick Solak/Peter Fairbanks deal ranked below, with brief scouting snippets for each of them. Most of the deals these prospects were a part of were analyzed at length on this site. Those pieces can be found here, or by clicking the hyperlink in the “From” column below. We’ve moved all of the players below to their new orgs over on THE BOARD, so you can see where they rank among their new teammates; our farm rankings, which now update live, also reflect these changes, so you can see where teams’ systems stack up post-deadline. Thanks to the scouts, analysts, and executives who helped us compile notes on players we didn’t know about.

Traded Prospects
FV Rank Name Position Age To From
55 1 Taylor Trammell LF 21.9 SDP CIN (Bauer, etc.)
Potential leadoff hitter who still has a chance to develop in-game power once feel for pull-side contact develops. Arm limits him to left field.
55 2 Jazz Chisholm SS 21.5 MIA ARI (Gallen)
Risky, tooled-up, confident shortstop with power and speed. K’s a lot.
55 3 Jesús Sánchez RF 21.8 MIA TBR (N. Anderson)
Corner outfield prospect with plus-plus bat speed and a track record of performance. Plate discipline is below average, creating risk he falls short of offensive potential.
50 4 Zac Gallen RHP 24.0 ARI MIA (Chisholm)
Four-pitch, mid-rotation surgeon who has looked good against big league hitting this year.
50 5 Corbin Martin RHP 23.6 ARI HOU (Greinke)
Freak athlete with high-end makeup and above-average stuff. Currently on the shelf due to a Tommy John.
50 6 Logan Allen LHP 22.2 CLE SDP (Bauer, etc.)
Four-pitch lefty with an out-pitch changeup. Helps Cleveland’s rotation right now.
50 7 Nick Solak 2B 24.6 TEX TBR (Fairbanks)
Max-effort player with a plus bat, but no defensive position.
50 8 J.B. Bukauskas RHP 22.8 ARI HOU (Greinke)
Considerable bullpen risk due to injury and control, but has plus stuff across the board.
45+ 9 Simeon Woods-Richardson RHP 18.8 TOR NYM (Stroman)
Advanced (physically and technically) teenage righty with a chance for three above-average pitches and control.
45 10 Joey Wentz LHP 21.8 DET ATL (Greene)
Lefty with fringe velo and a great changeup. His fastball plays up due to vertical movement.
45 11 Lewin Diaz 1B 22.7 MIA MIN (Romo)
Well-rounded first baseman having a bounce-back year after dealing with physical malady in 2018.
45 12 Anthony Kay LHP 24.4 TOR NYM (Stroman)
A lefty into the mid-90s with fringe command, but plus secondary stuff.
45 13 Mauricio Dubon SS 25.0 SFG MIL (Pomeranz)
Could be a contact-oriented utility man or a low-end regular at shortstop.
45 14 Seth Beer DH 22.9 ARI HOU (Greinke)
1B/DH-only bat who has hit at every level. Has power/strength and better feel to hit than most below-average athletes.
45 15 Jameson Hannah CF 22.0 CIN OAK (Roark)
A bit of a tweener, but has a shot to be a 60 or better hitter and play every day.
40+ 16 Joe McCarthy LF 25.4 SFG TBR (Lopez)
Lefty corner bat with a great idea of the strike zone. Could be Nick Johnson-ish type of player, injuries and all.
40 17 Peter Fairbanks RHP 25.6 TBR TEX (Solak)
Ultra-nasty reliever who will flash two plus-plus pitches, but he’s also 25 and has had two TJs.
40 18 Kolby Allard LHP 22.0 TEX ATL (Martin)
Soft-tossing lefty with a good changeup and intelligent breaking ball usage. Needs to develop plus command to be more than just a fifth starter.
40 19 Christian Arroyo RHP 24.2 CLE TBR (40-man space)
Was once a 50 FV but injuries and poor big league performance when he’s had the opportunity have wreaked havoc on his stock.
40 20 Ian Gibaut RHP 25.7 TEX TBR (PTBNL)
A casualty of the Rays’ deep roster likely fits in a long-term middle relief role with Texas.
40 21 Thomas Hatch RHP 24.9 TOR CHC (Phelps)
Fastball/slider relief prospect who started throwing a cutter just a few starts before he was traded, which may give him a better chance to start.
40 22 Tristan Beck RHP 23.1 SFG ATL (Melancon)
Another arm with fringe command of slightly above-average stuff that might play up in a relief role.
40 23 Prelander Berroa RHP 19.3 SFG MIN (Dyson)
Exciting, young, high-octane arm whose body and delivery are reminiscent of Fernando Rodney’s.
40 24 Kai-Wei Teng RHP 20.7 SFG MIN (Dyson)
Taiwanese righty with a thick lower half, low-to-mid-90s fastball, average curveball, and enough changeup feel at 20 that it might be a bat-misser one day.
40 25 Ray Black RHP 29.1 MIL SFG (Dubon)
Oft-injured reliever with some of the nastiest stuff-related measurables on Earth.
40 26 Alex Lange RHP 23.8 DET CHC (Castellanos)
Lange’s velo is up a little bit but he’s still got 40 control and profiles as a reliever who mixes his pitches evenly.
35+ 27 Victor Nova 3B 19.6 CLE SDP (Bauer, etc)
Tough-nosed young hitter who doesn’t have a clear position.
35+ 28 Elvis Alvarado RHP 20.4 SEA WSN (Elias)
Converted outfielder throwing in the mid-90s.
35+ 29 Cal Stevenson OF 22.9 HOU TOR (Fisher)
Speedy, contact-oriented hitter with no clear position. Has beaten up on young pitching thus far.
35+ 30 Chris Vallimont RHP 22.4 MIN MIA (L. Diaz)
Vertical movement sleeper.
35+ 31 Kevin Merrell 2B 23.6 KCR OAK (Bailey)
70 runner who needs to move to CF. Could be an up-the-middle bench piece.
35+ 32 Aaron Fletcher LHP 23.4 SEA WSN (Strickland)
Deceptive lefty with a sinker and slider.
35+ 33 Ismael Aquino RHP 20.9 KCR OAK (Diekman)
Up to 97 with very little feel. Will flash a good change.
35+ 34 Taylor Guilbeau LHP 26.2 SEA WSN (Elias)
Lefties who throw 96 don’t grow on trees, but Guilibeau’s just doesn’t seem to play like a mid-90s heater.
35 35 Dairon Blanco CF 26.3 KCR OAK (Diekman)
80 runner with above-average power, but very little bat control. Maybe a bench outfielder.
35 36 Jaylin Davis OF 25.1 SFG MIN (Dyson)
Old-for-the-level corner outfielder who is having a strong statistical season. It makes sense for SF to keep trying fringe 40-man types in the hope that one sticks or becomes tradable later.
35 37 Kyle Johnston RHP 23.0 TOR WSN (Hudson)
Sits 90-94, touches 97, above-average slider. Currently starting.
35 38 Josh Rojas INF 25.1 ARI HOU (Greinke)
Rojas was a late senior sign who hit all the way up through Triple-A and became desirable. He’s skilled but not toolsy at all. He may be a contact-oriented bench player who can play all over.
35 39 Niko Hulsizer OF 22.5 TBR LAD(Kolarek)
A physical, tightly-wound outfielder with big power and a swing geared for lift. He runs well under way.
35 40 Paul Richan RHP 22.3 DET CHC (Castellanos)
Strike-throwing depth starter, which everyone seems to need.
35 41 Joe Harvey RHP 27.6 COL NYY (A. Garcia)
Fringe middle reliever who got squeezed out of a talented Yankees roster picture.
35 42 Alfredo Garcia LHP 20.0 NYY COL (Harvey)
A lefty with average stuff that plays up due to big extension.
35 43 Travis Demeritte 2B 24.8 DET ATL (S. Greene)
The once-touted second baseman with power is having a bounce back season after being bad for a while.
35 44 Andre Scrubb RHP 24.6 HOU LAD (T. White)
Vertical movement relief flier.
35 45 Scott Moss LHP 24.8 CLE CIN (Bauer, etc)
Lefty vertical movement relief flier.
35 46 Cody Ponce RHP 25.3 PIT MIL (Lyles)
Sinker/slider/cutter reclamation project.
35 47 Ruben Cardenas LF 21.8 TBR CLE (Arroyo)
Slow-twitch corner outfield prospect with feel for contact and hand/wrist strength.
35 48 Jeffry Abreu RHP 19.6 STL LAD (Gyorko)
Teenage relief prospect who sits 89-92 and flashes an above-average slider. Lacks physical projection for a teen.
35 49 Jacob Lopez LHP 21.4 TBR SFG (McCarthy)
89-92 with a lower arm slot and slurvy breaking ball.
35 50 Jose Caballero OF 22.9 SEA ARI (Leake)
A contact and speed-centric infielder whose bat likely keeps him on the fringe of the 40-man at peak.
35 51 Raider Uceta RF 18.5 HOU LAA (Stassi)
Big, strong, left guard build on an 18-year-old. Has pop, but perhaps no position.
35 52 Joe Jarneski RHP 19.8 CHW TEX (Jones, Int’l $)
Velo is in the 86-90 range as he returns from TJ.
35 53 Rainier Rivas OF 18.1 HOU LAA (Stassi)
Slightly less big and strong version of Uceta.
35 54 Ray Castro RHP 22.2 CHW TEX (Jones, Int’l $)
22 year old in the DSL.
35 55 Austin Bossart C 26.1 NYM PHI (Vargas)
Played college ball with the Wilpons’ son at Penn.

Eric Longenhagen is from Catasauqua, PA and currently lives in Tempe, AZ. He spent four years working for the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, two with Baseball Info Solutions and two contributing to prospect coverage at ESPN.com. Previous work can also be found at Sports On Earth, CrashburnAlley and Prospect Insider.

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4 years ago

That’s the best Mets burn I’ve seen in a season that seems built for Mets burns.

4 years ago

Can it be a burn when it is a statement of fact?

4 years ago
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