So, a couple weeks ago the Pittsburgh Pirates made a trade for Chris Archer. They gave the Rays Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow and a player to be named for him.
Well the player to be named is Shane Baz, formerly the Pirates number three ranked prospect.
Wow is Tampa getting a steal. You got three first round picks for a decent starter. Is Archer good, I would say yes, but Glasnow and Meadows should have been enough. I mean if it wasn’t ok throw in another prospect, but a former number one, a constant number two and now a number three is a bit high.
Yet I do like how they added Archer. He’s a decent pitcher that might benefit from a change of location. Plus, with Ray Serrage working with him maybe the spark can turn him back to an ace.
Losing Meadows hurts a little as he was a part of the Pirates future as the replacement for Andrew McCutchen that was traded away this off-season. Glasnow struggled in the bullpen, but still was working on being in the majors for just about a full season.
I wouldn’t give up on Glasnow and he could really be a contributor for the Rays in the future. Meadows should be a good player to as he rose up the system pretty quick and was doing pretty well in his first taste of major league action.
Baz is now the sixth ranked prospect in the Rays organization. A bit of a fall, but still top ten. He could be someone to watch for if he continues to develop. Even though it’s still early with him as he is in low a/short season ball.
Should be interesting to see who wins this trade. Yet so far, I think it’s the Rays. They got three players with a good amount of potential for one good, if disappointing player.