The MLB offseason brings many new alternatives for gamers who’re traded to new groups. These 10 gamers would seemingly profit from such a transfer.
Chris Archer, SP, Pirates
The Pirates traded three prime prospects to Tampa Bay for Archer in 2018, placing the strain on the right-hander to carry out. He hasn’t delivered, with the worst season of his profession in 2019 that included a number of IL stints and a 5.19 ERA. Pittsburgh may have a brand new teaching workers subsequent season, however Archer could be higher off elsewhere given the rebuilding Pirates roster.
Orlando Arcia, SS, Brewers
A former prime prospect, Arcia has struggled to regain the shape he confirmed in 2017. After his struggles during the last two seasons, the Brewers acquired Luis Urias from the Padres, who’s more likely to open the 12 months as Milwaukee’s beginning shortstop. It might be finest for crew and participant if the Brewers flip the web page on Arcia this offseason.
Jay Bruce, 1B/OF, Phillies
Bruce had 14 house runs in 47 video games performed with Seattle when he was traded to the Phillies final season. He struggled in a part-time function, posting a .745 OPS, and he does not have a transparent spot on Philadelphia’s roster subsequent season with Rhys Hoskins at first base and the nook outfield spots additionally spoken for. Whereas Bruce may not be a starting-caliber participant anymore, he will help a crew within the AL.
Dylan Bundy, SP, Orioles
The fourth-overall choose within the 2011 draft, Bundy had promising seasons in 2016 and 2017 however has regressed significantly since then. A part of his downside has been holding the ball within the park, and Camden Yards is not conducive to his excessive flyball charge. A bigger house ballpark and transfer to the Nationwide League could be useful.
Tyler Chatwood, P, Cubs
Chatwood’s three-year, $38 million contract that he signed with the Cubs in 2018 has been a catastrophe by way of two seasons, with the hard-throwing right-hander pitching out of the pen for many of final season. He nonetheless has the expertise to be a viable starter if he can throw strikes, however it stays to be seen if a aggressive crew just like the Cubs is prepared to provide him the prospect. Approaching the ultimate 12 months of his deal, Chatwood could be well-served to maneuver elsewhere.
Zack Collins, C, White Sox
The 10th choose within the 2016 draft, Collins was seen as Chicago’s doable catcher of the longer term till it signed Yasmani Grandal. Collins’ bat software far exceeds his protection at this level, however he may not have sufficient hitting potential to start out at one other spot. A affected person, rebuilding crew could be a great place for Collins.
Garrett Hampson, 2B, Rockies
Hampson misplaced the beginning second base job to Ryan McMahon final spring and served as a utilityman for many of the 12 months. He did not see important at-bats till September. Throughout that month, Hampson posted a .903 OPS, exhibiting a lot of the power that he displayed within the minors. With prime prospect Brendan Rodgers additionally in search of at-bats at second base in Colorado, Hampson’s finest alternative is with a distinct group.
Nomar Mazara, RF, Rangers
Mazara arrived to the majors as a scorching prospect simply earlier than his 21st birthday in 2016, hitting 20 house runs in his rookie season. Nonetheless, his house run energy hasn’t grown a lot since then, and he is but to hit greater than 20 homers by way of 4 main league campaigns. Mazara was talked about in commerce rumors final 12 months and may benefit from a brand new voice as he enters his age 25 season.
David Value, SP, Purple Sox
Value’s keep in Boston has been eventful. He has a 3.84 ERA in 4 seasons since signing a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Purple Sox in 2016, however he is missed time ceaselessly with accidents and had a number of fights with the media. Enjoying baseball in Boston is not for everybody, and Value would possibly welcome an exit if one other crew is prepared to take his contract.
Dominic Smith, 1B/OF, Mets
A pure first baseman, Smith was bypassed within the Mets group final 12 months by Pete Alonso. Smith was capable of finding enjoying time within the outfield, however he did not precisely seem like a pure match. Whereas he proved he may hit within the majors final 12 months, Smith in all probability wants a spot at first base or as a delegated hitter. That will not occur anytime quickly with the Mets.