Mariners & Indians




Mariners & Indians

July 20, 2020


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Rocchio Minors 2B 19.3 15.4 19.3 23.2


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Adams 29 Majors RHRP Medium 5.3 7.9 5.3 2.6 1.8 2.6 3.4
Campbell Minors RHP 2.6 2.1 2.6 3.1
Sheffield 24 Majors SP Low 4.3 23.0 8.9 14.1 11.1 13.1 15.1
  1. Philip Smeraldo

    Here is my thoughts of why this might be mutually beneficial:

    Indians have a good pitcher development program and getting Sheffield, a former top prospect who is major league ready could be enticing. Austin Adams bolsters their bullpen for contention this year and is cost controlled For a while which is a big plus for Cleveland. Cleveland also has another 2B prospect ranked a little higher than Rocchio so it might not be a huge heartbreak to part with him. Isiah Campbell is another very intriguing pitching prospect.

    Mariners end, Shed Long insurance, and if long does work out, he seems more than capable of moving over to 3rd base or even move into a utility role which the mariners were experimenting with last year. Mariners pick up a top IF prospect which is the one place their farm system is still thin. Let me know what you guys think

  2. John Furlong

    I don’t see the Indians interested in this. The Indians original drafted and traded Sheffield so I don’t know if they would have any interest. I, personally, don’t see the need for the Indians to spend prospect capital on Sheffield when they already have starting pitching depth. Austin Adams does not bring enough upside to motivate them as well. The Indians are also very high on Rocchio so I don’t see them moving him.

    • Philip Smeraldo

      Appreciate your response. The mariners should be pushing for more 19-21 year olds in their system to line up with Kelenic and Rodriguez. I felt the Indians would be a good partner because their contention window with Lindor may be the next year or two.

      • John Furlong

        Starting pitching would not be the Indians biggest need which is why I don’t think that your offer would work for them. I agree that the Mariners should continue to add to their prospect studs. I agree that Cleveland has several middle infield prospects in their system. They are going to have to replace Lindor soon. Cleveland’s front office tends to be very protective of their prospects since they are a small market with a limited budget. They have traded prospects at the deadline, but only for players with some control. They have a couple young prospects, Rocchio being one of them, that some prospect sites are extremely high on. Cleveland is trying to keep a strong minor league system so that it can continue to feed the major league club so that their contention window never closes. At least that has been their stated goal. Good luck to the Mariners and I hope that my comments have been helpful.

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