Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Wednesday, July 20th edition of Minor League Ball Gameday. Here are some news items and baseball notes worthy of discussion on this hot and humid afternoon.
****Sam Dykstra at Minorleaguebaseball.com runs down the potential trade market for prospects as the end-of-month waiver deadline approaches. Dykstra brings up Joey Gallo's name. How much do you think Gallo would be worth on the trade market?
****San Diego Padres farmhand Taylor Lindsey hit for the cycle yesterday, going 4-for-4 for Triple-A El Paso.
****Travis Sarandos at Beyond the Boxscore looks at Wil Myers' breakout for the Padres.
****At Fangraphs, Dave Cameron reviews the Drew Pomeranz/Anderson Espinosa trade with an eye towards prospect trade valuation and projection models. His conclusion:
To me, this looks like the Red Sox and Padres identified the prospect in Boston’s system that was worth something very close to what Pomeranz is worth, and settled on a reasonable swap that makes sense for both sides. This one doesn’t look like Dombrowski undervaluing prospects to me; Espinoza is fun to dream on, but when factoring his risks in, he’s probably not as valuable as his "#15 ovearll prospect" status makes him sound. He’s a good get for the Padres, who should be betting on upside, but this is the kind of prospect that the Red Sox could afford to move. And for Pomeranz, this looks like the right return for both sides.
I concur. It seems like a fair deal from both perspectives.