The Cleveland Indians have accomplished a deal sending Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets.
CLEVELAND — Editor’s be aware: the video within the story above is from Nov. 5, 2020.
In what’s going to seemingly mark the most important commerce of the MLB offseason, the Cleveland Indians accomplished a deal sending shortstop Francisco Lindor and beginning pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets on Thursday.
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And whereas it is Lindor and Carrasco who function the headliners of the commerce, it is also value noting that Cleveland obtained 4 gamers again from the Mets within the deal.
Talking to reporters on a Zoom name shortly after the commerce was introduced on Thursday, Indians president Chris Antonetti mentioned that he believed the gamers that Cleveland obtained in return for Lindor and Carrasco would assist it maintain its aggressive window. With that in thoughts, let’s check out the 4 latest gamers within the Indians’ group:
INF Andrés Giménez
Arguably the headliner of the Indians’ haul, Andrés Giménez ranked because the No. Three prospect within the Mets group and No. 84 prospects in all of baseball coming into 2020, in line with MLB.com. Showing in 49 video games on the Main League degree, the left-handed-hitting infielder hit for a .263 common (.732 OPS), to associate with three house runs and 12 RBIs.
Whereas he finest initiatives as a shortstop, the 22-year-old additionally performed second and third base at occasions throughout his rookie season with the Mets. Based on his MLB.com scouting profile, Giménez “can flat-out play shortstop, and will be capable of play there long-term because of his robust arm, glorious fingers, vary and plus instincts for the place.”
INF Amed Rosario
Whereas Giménez seemingly would have been the inheritor obvious at shortstop in some other group, that wasn’t the case with the Mets, the place Amed Rosario was seemingly blocking his path. Regardless of solely being 25-years-old, Rosario has spent the previous 4 seasons on the Main League degree, amassing a .252 batting common (.643 OPS), 15 house runs and 4 house runs in 46 video games in 2020.
With Lindor now in New York and Cesar Hernandez set to turn into a free agent, Cleveland finds itself with voids at each shortstop and second base coming into 2021. At present, it seems that Rosario and Giménez are in line to fill each roles though Antonetti famous there may be nonetheless time for the Indians to make extra strikes earlier than the beginning of the season.
RHP Josh Wolf
Chosen within the second spherical of the 2019 MLB Draft, Josh Wolf is a hard-throwing right-hander whose fastball ranges between 90-97 miles per hour. He additionally has a robust 12-6 curveball, per his MLB.com profile, whereas his changeup might use some work.
Previous to being traded to the Indians, the 20-year-old ranked because the No. 9 prospect within the Mets group. In 5 video games within the Rookie League in 2019, he posted a 3.38 ERA, permitting 4 hits and three runs in eight winnings.
OF Isaiah Inexperienced
The No. 10 participant within the Mets group, New York chosen Isaiah Inexperienced with a second-round compensatory decide within the 2020 draft. Based on MLB.com, the 19-year-old initiatives as a centerfielder because of his velocity, however nonetheless must refine his largely uncooked talent set.
“Even with out a lot polish, Greene actually stood out in opposition to prime competitors over the summer time and fall,” his profile reads. “Although he did not hit as properly out of the gate this previous spring, he nonetheless was maybe probably the most improved participant within the space over the past yr and has loads of room for development and improvement.”