Shortly following the Diamondbacks’ 9-8 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday the front office traded right handed slugger Mark Trumbo to the Seattle Mariners.
Dominic Leone, Gabby Guerrero, and Jack Reinheimer were all top-prospects in the Mariners organization.
Leone was 8-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 57 games for the Mariners in 2014 with a 9.5 K/9 ratio. Reinheimer has a .275 batting average in 244 career minor league games with six HRs and 104 RBIs, as well as 69 stolen bases. In five minor league seasons Guerrero, Seattle’s No. 5 prospect, holds a .285 batting average with 40 HRs and 247 RBIs.
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Wellington Castillo has 316 career major league games with the Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners. He is a career .250 hitter with 29 HRs and 112 RBIs.
This move was expected, but not for a little bit longer. The outcome of this deal looks great for the Diamondbacks’ future and also solves their short-term need with a quality catcher who is already MLB ready.
With Jake Lamb expected to be back from injury in the next couple weeks, someone (Trumbo, Lamb, Yasmany Tomas) was going to have to be moved with one of the three manning third base and the other playing outfield.
The Diamondbacks management decided that the man to go was Trumbo, who most likely had the best return value of the three as of now. Trumbo’s trade value was high as he was slashing .259/.299/.506 with nine HRs and 23 RBIs on the season so far.
Seattle’s offense ranks 28th in the major leagues in runs scored with 191 and Trumbo will slot in nicely in the Mariners’ offense aside Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano.
All-in-all, Trumbo played in 134 games as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks and he carried a .243/.295/.446 slash line with 23 HRs and 84 RBIs.