Friday, August 29, 2014

Amaro Did Well?

It pains me to admit this, but Ruin Tomorrow Jr. Ruben Amaro Jr. did well in the Roberto Hernandez deal to the Dodgers.  He landed two of their Top 20 prospects, completing the trade yesterday with the acquisition of Victor Arano and earlier snagging second baseman Jesmuel Valentin (a 1st round draft pick in 2012).

Arano is a 19 year old starting pitcher, currently in Single-A.  He's been in the minors leagues two seasons and has put together a 7-9 record, in 35 games (23 starts), with a 4.12 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 132 strikeouts in 135.1 innings pitched.  Those might not be eye-popping numbers, but he's 3 years younger than the average player at his level, so there's upside here.

There you have it, two young players that seemingly have a MLB future, which is quite a haul for a pitcher that wasn't in the Phillies plans going forward anyway.


Bob D said...

impressive return

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Bob D said...

Amaro did well by signing Jerome Williams

Amaro did well as the team is now winning at a much better rate.

Amaro did well constructing a young bullpen

Bob D said...

However I say trade or replace any outfielder other than Ruf

GM-Carson said...

Jerome Williams has been a huge surprise. I wouldn't trust him to be in rhe rotation next season, but for the remainder of this year yeah.

Bullpen is still questionable.

Winning now is nice, but it doesn't mean shit.

Bob D said...

Winning now with 0 chance of playoffs will give them a worse draft pick and if they sign a top free agent, they could lose their 1st round draft pick if they end up as 11th worst team or better. I don't forsee that happening.