Royals & Rays Submitted by: mp2891 May 15, 2023 Royals Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High Brujan 25 Majors 2B OF Medium 5.8 5.3 0.6 4.7 3.8 4.7 5.6 Total Value: 4.70 Rays Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High Kowar 26 Majors SP Medium 5.8 0.3 0.6 0 0 0 0 Staumont 29 Majors RHRP Medium 2.8 8 5 3.1 2.5 3.1 3.7 Total Value: 3.10
Looks good MP. I still think Vidal can breakout given consistent AB’s. Kowar’s numbers make me think of Patino.
The Patino comparison scares me, but I think this is a typical Rays trade. They trade for two players, one is a decent bet to provide reasonable value at a position of need and the other is a high upside player they think they can fix. If Kowar works out, it’s a home run trade. If he doesn’t work out, the Rays still shore up their Pen with Staumont. The cost is a former top 25 prospect who hasn’t reached his potential and is absolutely blocked in Tampa.
It would be a typical Rays trade. I still check the Durham box scores often hoping Patino will break out. Kowar surprises me in that he was a high draft pick and even his minor league numbers aren’t very good. Maybe Snyder could work his magic with him.