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September 21, 2022

Diamondbacks

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Brujan 24 Majors 2B OF Medium 5 6.8 0.7 6.1 4.9 6.1 7.3
Jones Minors OF 6.5 5.2 6.5 7.8

Rays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Kelly 27 Majors C Low 2 18.2 11.3 6.9 5.5 6.9 8.3
Walker 31 Majors 1B Medium 2 5.4 4.3 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.3
6 Comments
  1. M P

    Nah. Carson Kelly isn’t better than Mejia or Bethancourt, but he does cost more. I see no reason why the Rays would want him. It’s a lateral move at best.

    • Guillermo hernandez

      Top 20% framer, average hitter three of the last 5 years, and his bad years aren’t really that bad for a catcher., 1 win player and only 92 games in a down year. Wasn’t long ago the Rays traded Mallexs Smith for a very similar player.

      I think the Rays have two backup catchers and a DFA contender on their 2023 roster.

      Mejias best year is Carson Kelly’s worst year.

      • M P

        If the Rays are making a move at catcher, I’m not interested in adding 1/2 a win in value (if that). Go get Murphy and add 2-3 wins. Kelly doesn’t move the needle.

        • Guillermo hernandez

          I think you are vastly undervalueing Walker, who is the target of this trade. I do this trade, if Kelly is included or not.

          https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/savant-player/christian-walker-572233?stats=statcast-r-hitting-mlb

          I thinkJones has no value, so this is an overpay for those that believe he has value. Between Brujan and Jones, I give up about the same as I’d give up for Garret Whitley and Yu Chang, which is nearly nothing.

          I’d love Murphy. But for who?! A year ago, the Rays had Brujan, JLowe, Baz, Jones, Xavier, Walls…those guy’s values have cratered! I know you are a JLowe fan, and I’m not here to argue it, but he is no longer viewed a CF, and his bat is very suspect. Last year was the year to go all in. This year, is the first year in a long time I’m looking at Durham, and finding no one who can help us in Sept,

          I love Murphy. It costs them one of Taj or MEad, and multiple others. Or Kelly costs them a 40 man casualty and a non-tender candidate, and the get a Yandy Diaz clone thrown in.

          https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/savant-player/christian-walker-572233?stats=statcast-r-hitting-mlb

          • M P

            I don’t mind Walker but he doesn’t excite me much either. Decent bat but nothing special for 1B. 2022 defense unlikely to be repeated.

          • Guillermo hernandez

            I don’t give infield metrics from statcast the hair off my ass as value. None.

            I don’t think you are accurately considering what is out there, and what is actually available.

            Walker finds himself among premier talent in xBA and xWOBA. Is it worth some non prospects to upgrade Choi and Haorld? Yep.

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