Mariners & Rays Submitted by: Trader M.O May 15, 2023 Mariners Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High Basabe Minors SS 12.9 10.3 12.9 15.5 Total Value: 12.90 Rays Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High Brash 25 Majors SP Low 5.8 21.3 5.9 15.4 12.3 15.4 18.5 Total Value: 15.40
The Rays need better bullpen relivers and the Mariners need hitting. Matt Brash has some upside but he hasn’t been consistent for the Mariners. However Savant has shown that Matt Brash ranks really high in some of the percentiles. He ranks in the 98th percentile in K%. His slider is extremely wicked, I’m not good at describing it, but if you watch highlights of his slider, you will notice how good it is. If Tampa Bay can figure out how to make him control the strike zone, they have a potential closer that they could use in save opportunities. Basabe is a very good prospect, but Tampa Bay might have to trade him, if they want to get a very good bullpen reliver that could bring them closer to the playoffs.
Brash is an ideal addition for the Rays, bringing a good arm to the Pen this year while having the upside to start. Basabe seems like the most likely trade chip to get moved by the Rays, and while I’d hate to see him go, us Rays fans are becoming resigned to it.