Grading the Padres Offseason Additions

#4   12/19/14

Joe Ross and Trea Turner to the Washington Nationals, Rene Rivera, Jake Bauers, and Burch Smith + Steve Souza (from Was) to Tampa Bay Rays, Wil Myers, Ryan Hanigan, Jose Castillo, Gerardo Reyes to San Diego Padres

In a crazy three team deal the Padres acquired the former American League rookie of the year Wil Myers. He had a history of injury trouble, but at the age of 24 his upside was limitless. Myers once again hurt himself and missed more than three months of the season. While he was in there however, he played very well for the team. In 50 games for the Padres Myers is hitting .272 with eight homers and 27 RBIs. He has shown great flexibility playing first base, center field and both corner outfield spots. As always his health will dictate if this is a good deal or not for the Padres.

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The Padres immediately turned around and dealt Ryan Hanigan the next day. Gerardo Reyes is a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher who missed the entire 2015 season. Jose Castillo is a very nice left-handed prospect. The 19-year-old has good size and went 4-2 this season with 4.54 ERA in low A-Ball this season (Ft. Wayne and Tri-City). He could eventually become a relevant piece in the Padres future plans.

We all know about Joe Ross and Trea Turner. The Nationals look to be the big winners in the three-way trade immediately. Ross blossomed even more this season and made his Major League debut for the Nationals. He has gone 5-5 this year in the Majors with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.115 WHIP. Turner also made his Major League debut but has had only 15 at bats with the Nationals. Turner did hit .322 this season in the minors with eight homers and 54 RBI while stealing 29 bases. The Nationals got two really good young players in this deal.

The Rays, who gave up Myers got little in return from the Padres as the coveted Steven Souza from the Nationals. They got their man in Souza but also landed Rene Rivera to be their catcher. Rivera has had a horrible season this year for the Rays. He is hitting .180 with five homers and 26 RBIs in 107 games. He has produced a -2.0 WAR this season and has struck out 84 times. Burch Smith underwent Tommy John surgery and is out for the year. Jake Bauers is a 19-year-old first baseman who hit .272 with 11 homers and 74 RBIs in 128 games for the Rays low-A ball team. He has developing power and scout say he could eventually be a Major Leaguer.

Grade C-

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