Phillies & Rays




Phillies & Rays

July 31, 2020


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Arozarena Minors OF 17.5 14 17.5 21
Johnson Minors RHP 3.3 2.6 3.3 4


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Pivetta 27 Majors SP Medium 3.3 16.3 8.7 7.6 6.1 7.6 9.1
Realmuto 29 Majors C Very low 0.3 12.9 3.6 9.3 9.3 10.5 11.7
  1. Matt N

    If the Phillies can’t recover from their schedule adjustments it might be wise for them to get some additional value out of JT Realmuto. The Rays are one of best teams that he can go to add to their already stacked lineup. He can help bring the Rays to the top of the AL East. The Phillies also throw in here Nick Pivetta who has been a frustrating pitcher for most Phillies fans. However, he has upside as a potential two pitch reliever with multi inning versatility. Getting a change of scenery with TB could be good for him as he unlocks the potential that the team once saw in him. Now TB would send Arozarena back to Philly as the main piece in this deal. He is an older prospect and is blocked by the current depth at the majors. The only way he makes it on the Rays is if they trade Kiermaier but that will have to wait and see. Arozarena could slot in as potential solution at CF or LF for the Phillies and could eventually take the full time outfield role from McCutchen. Also, throwing in Seth Johnson the former Campbell product allows the Phillies to get a young controllable arm with some starter upside. Overall, this trade could benefit both teams depending on how the next few weeks unfold. It also does not rule out the possibility of the Phillies trading JT and resigning him this offseason which in that case, TB would also get a competitive balance pick if they do not resign him.

  2. John Bitzer

    Makes a fair amount of sense. One quibble, though: TB would not get a competitive balance pick in that Realmuto scenario, since the rule states that in order to QO him, he would have to have been on the team the entire season.

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