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June 20, 2020

Red Sox

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Smith 27 Majors SP LHRP Medium 4.0 48.7 18.7 30 25.1 30 35.1

Marlins

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Vazquez 28 Majors C Low 3.0 48.9 17.4 31.5 26.6 31.5 36.4
2 Comments
  1. Erik Jager

    Smith isn’t the best pitcher in the world. Honestly, both players are overrated here. Vazquez could be replaced with a poor man’s catcher. The Red Sox could afford to lose some offense to get some starting pitcher. I would be surprised that the Marlins would make this trade.

    • John Bitzer

      Multiple projection systems predict Vazquez will be at least a 2-WAR catcher over each of the next three years. There is a dearth of quality catchers (who can at least be average on offense) available. That suggests his production would not be easy to replace. Smith’s projections are just under 2-WAR for the next four years — and he’s still pre-arb, so that surplus adds up. This is one of those things where the perception doesn’t match the reality.

      Having said that, I agree the Marlins would not make this trade as they already have Alcala, and if they traded Smith it would be for younger talent.

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