Gemini contributes greatly to the rotation
The Minnesota Twins were able to expand their starting rotation and add Tyler Mahle in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds were one of the biggest sellers at the close of trading this year. They got a move from the Seattle Mariners for starting pitcher Luis Castillo. They traded outfielder Tyler Naquin and pitcher Phillip Diehl to the New York Mets. A big piece left in the Reds that had great trade value was starter Tyler Mahle. The Reds found a buyer for Mahle more than two hours before the end.
Cincinnati trades Mahle for the Minnesota Twins. According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the twins are sending Spencer Steer, Christian Encarnacion-Strand and pitcher Steve Hajjar to Cincinnati.
The Gemini add Tyler Mahle to the rotation, the Reds continue to strengthen the farm system
RHP Tyler Mahle
2B/3B Spencer Steer (Prospectus #7)
LHP Steve Hajjar (Prospectus #18)
1B/3B Christian Encarnacion Beach (Prospectus No. 23)
Minnesota had a glaring need to start pitchers into the second half of the season. They have a slim lead in first place ahead of the Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox, both of whom have less than a handful of games behind them. Getting one of the best pitchers out there who isn’t named Castillo or Frankie Montas is a good win for the twins.
That season, Mahle recorded a 4.40 ERA, a 1,246 WHIP, 114 strikeouts and 39 walks in 104.1 innings of work (19 starts).
Cincinnati, on the other hand, has built up a solid pool of prospects. Let’s not forget that they got three of Seattle’s top five prospects. Not to mention, Seattle’s farming system has been ranked second best in the entire league all season. per MLB pipeline.
The Twins get a much-needed starting pitcher to expand their rotation, while the Reds were able to land three of Minnesota’s top 30 prospects.
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