Prospects in the Brad Ziegler Trade
The Oakland Athletics traded veteran pitcher Brad Ziegler to the Arizona Diamondbacks, receiving first baseman Brandon Allen and left-handed pitcher Jordan Norberto in return.
Jordan Norberto, LHP: A Dominican lefty signed in 2004, Norberto has a quality fastball in the low-90s, along with a decent curveball and changeup. He has a 4.25 ERA with a 54/26 K/BB in 49 innings this year for Reno, but serious command problems resulted in a 5.85 ERA with a 15/22 K/BB in 20 major league innings last year. He can be a relief asset if he throws strikes. He is 25 years old. Grade C.