The Tampa Bay Rays have traded outfielder Brandon Guyer to the Cleveland Indians for a pair of prospects: outfielder Nathan Lukes and right-handed pitcher Jhonleider Salinas. Here's a quick take.
Nathan Lukes, OF: The Indians drafted Lukes in the seventh round in 2015 from Sacramento State University. He's split 2016 between Lake County in the Low-A Midwest League (89 games) and Lynchburg in the High-A Carolina League (five games), hitting a combined .299/.365/.444 with 15 steals, 37 walks, 65 strikeouts in 365 at-bats.
Lukes is a left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower, listed at 5-11, 185, born July 12, 1994. He wasn't one of Cleveland's top prospects but has shown some solid line drive hitting ability along with speed and a good track record of defense in center field. He projects as a fourth or fifth outfielder in the long run.
Jhonleider Salinas, RHP: Salinas is a Venezuelan right-hander signed by the Indians in March of 2015. Pitching for the Arizona Rookie League Indians this year, he's posted a 2.70 ERA in 30 innings with a 38/14 K/BB and 25 hits allowed.
Salinas is 6-0, 205, born September 25, 1995. Scouting information on Salinas is sparse but he apparently has a fastball in the low-90s. Whether he starts or relieves in the long run will depend on the development of his secondary pitches.