What’s the offseason without a little prospect action, huh? Cleveland is already receiving a flurry of offers regarding their young third baseman, Yandy Diaz.
Diaz, a 25-year old righty from Venezuela, has a bat like a battle axe. He slashed .325/.399/.461 in Triple-A Columbus, slugging seven home runs and 44 RBIs in 95 games.
Currently playing winter ball in Venezuela, Diaz is batting .357/.433/.491 with two home runs 29 games. This winter looks to be dedicated to finding good pitching, mostly because the free agent pool for per hitters was pretty dismal. A prospect like Diaz could change the tide.
Check out his power below and see what has multiple major league teams reportedly chomping at the bit.
Here’s what else is happening around the American League Central:
The Royals made a monster move at the Winter Meetings by trading Wade Davis for Jorge Soler. If you thought this single transaction would hold them over until April, you’d be very, very wrong.
We know what’s been on your mind since the moment the postseason ended. It’s been gnawing away at as too: what does the 2017 Twins pitching rotation look like.
The White Sox have done a lot of spring—er, winter—cleaning this past week. They’ve waved goodbye to their ace, a solid outfielder, and now potentially another young arm. Their stove is still running hot. But is there a possibility that some veterans could be caught in the offseason trade shuffle?
When Astros askewd on Jose Quintana, Chisox asked 3 names:Francis Martes, Kyle Tucker, Joe Musgrove— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) December 10, 2016
Lorenzo Cain is still on the market if the Tigers are hungry enough. Quick, before you Google “Lorenzo Cain”, we’ll be happy to give you a refresher.
Twins pitching prospect Yorman Landa has passed away in a car accident.
Cleveland is still in the market for left handed relievers. Could the aforementioned Diaz help bring a valuable lefty to the team?