Royals & Athletics




Royals & Athletics

June 21, 2019


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Hannah Minors OF 6.7 5.9 7.4 8.9
Howard Minors RHP 1 0.8 1 1.2
Neuse Minors 3B 7.3 5.8 7.3 8.8
Puk Minors LHP 37.3 29.8 37.3 44.8


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Merrifield 30 Majors 2B OF Medium 4.7 75.2 25.7 49.5 47.5 52.3 57.1
  1. John Bitzer

    I don’t quite get this one from the A’s point of view. They need pitching, especially after the Montas news, so I would think the last thing they would do would be to trade one of their most promising young arms. They’re also pretty set with position players, with still more ready at AAA, so Merrifield wouldn’t seem to make sense here.

    • Gabe Todtenhausen

      Every team planning on contending in the next 1-3 years should be in on Whit. Between his versatility, tool-set, and cheap contract, he should be a fit for every team. The A’s have a lineup full of table clearers but not many table setters. They’re also getting the 9th least wRC+ from their 2B position

      • Nathan Thompson

        Maybe if he hit LH. Maybe.

        Merrifield is a good player but I think KC will find more eager partners elsewhere.

      • John Bitzer

        Yeah, I see it from the Royals point of view. The A’s view Barreto as their future 2B, such that they can move Profar to a utility role. Plus they have Mateo, who’s raking at AAA as well, who can also play 2B. Both of them will be out of options next year, so they need to come up somehow. That’s why I don’t think the A’s are a fit for Merrifield.

  2. I agree with John. This trade may fit Kansas City’s needs, but it does not fit Oakland’s needs.

  3. Hendu Land

    The A’s are trading a potential ace (Puk), 20 HR/80 RBI all star (Neuse), and a fourth OF(Hannah) for a Zobrist like utility guy in Merrifield whose speed will soon decline.

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