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November 22, 2019

Diamondbacks

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Frazier 24 Majors OF Medium 4.0 23.5 4.5 19 16.7 19 21.4

Yankees

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Ray 27 Majors SP High 1.0 29.1 10.8 18.3 14.6 18.3 22
7 Comments
  1. Will M

    The only real flaw here is that the Diamondbacks are reportedly prioritizing controllable pitching for Ray. Ray is a good fit for the Yankees, I agree.

    • Matthew Tobin

      Really? With Weaver, Gallen, and Kelly in the majors, plus Martin, Bukauskas, and Duplantier “ready”(outside recovery time for Martin), I would argue pitching isn’t a huge organizational need. Position players are…with only Marte and Escobar around for 2021 and help not really coming from the farm any time soon outside Varsho, Beer, and maybe Andy Young.

      • Will M

        I believe it was MLBTR that reported they are prioritizing “controllable arms.”

  2. Matthew Tobin

    I like this trade for both sides, but I think Ray will command it bit more because the D-Back can definitely use the fact that they don’t “need” to trade Ray as leverage. I mean they were 85-77 last season, so they can tell bidders that they are trying to contend and aren’t dealing Ray unless they are “overwhelmed”.

  3. Nate Dub

    I have a pretty good feeling that Clint Frazier isn’t the desirable trade piece many Yankee fans think he is. Even the Yankees, when they faced a myriad of injuries for their OF, turned to several other outside options before turning to Frazier.

    I could see Frazier as an “add on”, but there’s no chance teams will hand over controllable pitching for just Clint Frazier. I bet we see his value absolutely tank over the next season. I already think his value is way too high.

    • Tommy Long

      Yeah the Yankees have done an incredible job torpedoing Frazier’s value. Take what his value “should” be based on production and slash it in half.

  4. Daniel Marcoulis

    I don’t understand the disdain toward this trade. I think BTV is slightly over valuing Frazier, but this makes sense as an immediate standpoint for both teams. Ray has a year left and the Yankees are an easy playoff bet with a huge need for a starter. D-Backs need an outfielder with some pop. Trading Ray for controllable pitching as the team has noted doesn’t seem super likely if they’re looking for someone who’s young and up-and-coming since Ray isn’t exactly a top-tier guy with only a year remaining.

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