Rays & Angels




Rays & Angels

November 25, 2021


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Adell 22 Majors OF Medium 5.0 18.3 5.1 13.2 10.4 12.9 15.5
Placencia Minors 2B 4.2 3.4 4.2 5


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Walls 24 Majors SS Medium 6.0 24.7 7.8 16.9 13.5 16.9 20.3
  1. Trey Bay

    Taylor Walls is a true shortstop that the Angels currently lack. They could instead pursue one of the big names in free agency, but making this move would allow them to allocate more resources to their pitching depth. Their outfield is still in a good state with Marsh and Trout.

    The Rays need to move a middle infielder. They have two big names that will be starting there for the foreseeable future in Franco and Lowe, and they have about 4 other middle infield prospects that can possibly be major-league ready in 2022. If they plan to keep Franco as the starting shortstop, then the value Walls can provide to them may best be suited in a trade. They probably will not keep both Kiermaier and Margot for monetary reasons, so Adell represents an upside play to replace one of them. On top of that, they get a far-away prospect with upside in Placencia, who has the type of profile they usually target.

    • M P

      I too think the Rays and Angels line up well on a number of trades. Whether Wendle or Walls at SS, or Glasnow for 2023’s rotation, and I’d love the return to include Adell. His high floor as an above average defender with a RHB is exactly what the Rays should want to replace Margot (at a minimum) or take over CF/RF.

      Rays won’t want Placencia though, for all the reasons you list as reasons they would want to trade Walls. There are just too many better SS in the Rays’ system.

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