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November 19, 2021

Rockies

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Dodson Minors RHP OF 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.8
Honeywell Minors RHP 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.9
Phillips 27 Majors OF Medium 3.0 5.1 3.1 2 1.6 2 2.4

Rays

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Freeland 28 Majors SP Medium 1.0 10.4 7.0 3.4 2.7 3.4 4.1
2 Comments
  1. Guillermo hernandez

    Freeland must have made a change around the all-star break, that got him much better results.
    Pre break: 6.75 : 3.80 K:BB , 5.89 FIP, 5.09 xFIP
    Post break: 8.42 : 2.31 k:BB, 3.9 FIP, 3.8xFIP

    He’s 80th percentile in fastball spin, and is excellent at limiting hard contact. He’s a type I’d love to see the Rays get their hands on, and do what they have done to so many before. They need another SP, and Freeland’s acquisition cost is minimal. Freeland is projected to make $7M in 2022, his final arb year. That’s his biggest downside. But I think the Rays have done all they can with Yarbrough. Freeland is another lefty that limits hard contact, and for $2.5M more than Yarbrough, I think he’s the better gamble.

    The Rockies get CF who’ has shown flashes of being a starting CF. It’s a good gamble to see if he can be relied on with more consistent playing time. In Honeywell, they get a former top 20 prospect whose career has been derailed by injuries, and is out of options. Honeywell needs to be on a bad team that can run him out there every fifth regardless of results. That is the Rockies, not the Rays. And Tanner Dodson is rule 5 eligible player that probably will get drafted, as the Rays don’t have room for him. The Rockies do though, and they won’t have to keep him in the MLB for a whole season in this scenario.

  2. M P

    I like the trade. Not sure what the Rays’ plans are this year, but if they’re interested in bringing in a bat and extending Franco, I’m not sure they’ll have room for such an “expensive” contract though.

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