Orioles Acquire Jake Fox For Ross Wolf

The Orioles acquired Jake Fox from the A's for minor league pitcher Ross Wolf, according to Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The Orioles could option Chris Tillman to the minors or designate Garrett Atkins for assignment to make room for the utilityman. 

Soon after the A's designated Fox for assignment, it became apparent that the O's were interested. The 27-year-old is hitting .214/.264/.327 in 106 major league plate appearances this year. Fox, who can catch and play left, right and third, has 122 homers and a .528 slugging percentage in 2636 minor league plate appearances.

Wolf, a 27-year-old righty, has a 2.11 ERA in 38.1 innings at Triple A this year with 6.1 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9. As Connolly notes (via Twitter), the O's have pulled off the first animal surname for animal surname trade in a while.


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39 Comments on "Orioles Acquire Jake Fox For Ross Wolf"


Boz
5 years 2 months ago

the balance of AL East power has officially been tilted…

$1529282
5 years 2 months ago

Comments like this would be more clever if they weren’t made regarding every single minor trade.

Wait… no, they wouldn’t.

5 years 2 months ago

Hey, if it lets us release Garret Atkins, Welcome Fox!

Christopher_Oriole
5 years 2 months ago

So one Mendoza line hitter for another? I’m not impressed, at all.

5 years 2 months ago

Not to mention they still have to pay Atkins anyway so they’ll be paying both of them. Change for change sake. And they are giving up a pitcher who is doing pretty well at AAA. I don’t see how this is progress.

5 years 2 months ago

Not to mention they still have to pay Atkins anyway so they’ll be paying both of them. Change for change sake. And they are giving up a pitcher who is doing pretty well at AAA. I don’t see how this is progress.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Fox has hit more recently in professional baseball than Atkins has. Think of Fox as an old prospect and Atkins as an early washout.

Christopher_Oriole
5 years 2 months ago

Either way, neither of them are any good.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

No, Fox could actually be a useful major leaguer in the present or future, even if just as a bench bat. Atkins is toast.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

No, Fox could actually be a useful major leaguer in the present or future, even if just as a bench bat. Atkins is toast.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Fox has hit more recently in professional baseball than Atkins has. Think of Fox as an old prospect and Atkins as an early washout.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

There’s a Fantastic Mr. Fox image in my head of these two passing each other in the distance as they cross the country.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

There’s a Fantastic Mr. Fox image in my head of these two passing each other in the distance as they cross the country.

5 years 2 months ago

O’s firstbasemen haven’t hit a homer this year….. Fox will definitely change that if they plant him there. He’s better than what they have and could turn into a Matt Stairs type if he gets a descent shot. Not a bad way to add talent to a roster, depending on how much of a shot he gets and how good (or not) Wolf turns out.

5 years 2 months ago

How much do you trust 27 year old relievers who finally put it together in AAA? Just saying. Good deal.

5 years 2 months ago

I trust them about the same as 27 year position players who have only put it together at AAA and have unimpressive stats in the Majors. Compare Reimold and Fox this year the stat lines are almost identical. About 100 PAs, about .200 BA, about 10 RBI and exactly 2 HR. Only Reimold is about 40 points higher for OBP from walks.

5 years 2 months ago

I trust them about the same as 27 year position players who have only put it together at AAA and have unimpressive stats in the Majors. Compare Reimold and Fox this year the stat lines are almost identical. About 100 PAs, about .200 BA, about 10 RBI and exactly 2 HR. Only Reimold is about 40 points higher for OBP from walks.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Brendan Donnelly was even older.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Brendan Donnelly was even older.

5 years 2 months ago

How much do you trust 27 year old relievers who finally put it together in AAA? Just saying. Good deal.

5 years 2 months ago

O’s firstbasemen haven’t hit a homer this year….. Fox will definitely change that if they plant him there. He’s better than what they have and could turn into a Matt Stairs type if he gets a descent shot. Not a bad way to add talent to a roster, depending on how much of a shot he gets and how good (or not) Wolf turns out.

nsxtasy
5 years 2 months ago

Trading a Wolf for a Fox? That’s funny!

formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months ago

You’ll see the full details of this trade later tonight on Animal Planet.

formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months ago

You’ll see the full details of this trade later tonight on Animal Planet.

5 years 2 months ago

This is why the Orioles suck, they would rather have a fox than a wolf.

5 years 2 months ago

This is why the Orioles suck, they would rather have a fox than a wolf.

nsxtasy
5 years 2 months ago

Trading a Wolf for a Fox? That’s funny!

coolstorybro222
5 years 2 months ago

The A’s didn’t harness Fox’s potiental to be a super utility, and now the O’s have the ball they decide what to do with it. I smell a resurgence out of last place for the O’s

coolstorybro222
5 years 2 months ago

The A’s didn’t harness Fox’s potiental to be a super utility, and now the O’s have the ball they decide what to do with it. I smell a resurgence out of last place for the O’s

formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months ago

Two thumbs up for the O’s.

formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months ago

Two thumbs up for the O’s.

CerealBlogger
5 years 2 months ago

Fellas, check out the # of scouts the O’s have compared to the rest of the AL East. If the O’s are commited to building from within as they claim, are they planning on hiring an adequate # of scouts ? The totals are not even close. Perhaps this is why there such a gaping hole of talent within the org ? This is Angelos cutting corners….cheap cheap cheap…it doesnt work. Even the small market Rays have more

BAL:
Director, International Scouting – 1
Director, Professional Scouting – 1
Major League Advance Scout – 1
Major League Scouts – 2
Pro Scouts – 7
Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
Scouting Administrator – 1
National Crosscheckers – 1
Regional Crosscheckers – 4
Full Time Scouts – 14
DR Summer League, Camp Coordinator – 1
Int’l Scouts – 2
Total Departmental Positions – 36

BOS:
Scouting Director – 1
Assistant, Director – 1
Advance Scouting Coordinator – 1
Assistant, Amateur Scouting – 1
Assistant, International Scouting – 1
Advance Scouts – 2
SPecial Assignment Scout – 1
Special Assignment Pitching Evaluator – 1
Major League Scouts – 3
Pro Scouts – 6
Consultants – 2
National Crosscheckers – 1
Regional Crosscheckers – 3
Area Scouts – 18
Coordinator, Latin AMerican Scoutin/Int’l Crosschecker – 1
Coordinator, Pac. Rim Scouting – 1
Cooridnator, Euro. Scouting – 1
Venezuela Scouting Supervisor – 1
DR Scouting Supervisor – 1
Int’l Scouts – 13
Total Departmental Positions – 60

NY:
VP, Amateur Scouting – 1
Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
Senior DIrector, Pro Personnel – 1
Assistant, Professional Scouting – 1
Pro Scouts – 15
Amateur Scouting, National Crosscheckers – 3
Area Scouts – 18
Director, International Scouting – 1
Assistant Director, International Operations – 1
Coordinator, International Player D’ment – 1
International Scouting Supervisors – 2
Scouting Development Coaches – 2
DR Scouts – 4
Venezuelan Scouts – 4
International Scouts – 8
Total Departmental Positions – 63

TB:
Director, Scouting – 1
Administrator, Scouting – 1
Assistant, Scouting/MiL Operations – 1
Director, Pro Scouting – 1
Cooridnator, Advance Scouting – 1
Special Assignment Scouts – 3
Major League Scouts – 1
Pro Scouts – 6
National Crosscheckers – 2
East Coast Crosschecker – 1
Midwest Crosschecker – 1
West Coast Crosschecker -1
Area Scouts – 15
Part-time Area Scouts – 7
International Scout – 1
Director, International Operations – 1
Director, DR Operations – 1
Director, Venezuelan Operations – 1
Pac. Rim Coordinator – 1
Special Assistant, Baseball Operations – 1
Assistant, International Operations – 1
Consultant, International Operations – 1
Total Departmental Positions – 50

TOR:
Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
Director, Pro Scouting – 1
Coordinator, Amateur Scouting – 1
Coordinator, Pro Scouting – 1
Video Coordinators – 3
Major League Scouts – 3
Professional Crosscheckers – 2
Pro Scouts – 15
National Crosscheckers – 3
Regional Crosscheckers – 5
Area Scouts – 24
Canada Scouts – 3
Ambassador, Canadian Amateur Baseball – 1
Director, Latin American Operations – 1
International Scouts (DR, Venezuela, Australia, Columbia) – 8
Total Departmental Positions – 72

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

Where did you find these numbers?

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

Where did you find these numbers?

trmahoney01
5 years 2 months ago

yeah, these are fascinating numbers, but im curious about your source

trmahoney01
5 years 2 months ago

yeah, these are fascinating numbers, but im curious about your source

CerealBlogger
5 years 2 months ago

Fellas, check out the # of scouts the O’s have compared to the rest of the AL East. If the O’s are commited to building from within as they claim, are they planning on hiring an adequate # of scouts ? The totals are not even close. Perhaps this is why there such a gaping hole of talent within the org ? This is Angelos cutting corners….cheap cheap cheap…it doesnt work. Even the small market Rays have more

BAL:
Director, International Scouting – 1
Director, Professional Scouting – 1
Major League Advance Scout – 1
Major League Scouts – 2
Pro Scouts – 7
Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
Scouting Administrator – 1
National Crosscheckers – 1
Regional Crosscheckers – 4
Full Time Scouts – 14
DR Summer League, Camp Coordinator – 1
Int’l Scouts – 2
Total Departmental Positions – 36

BOS:
Scouting Director – 1
Assistant, Director – 1
Advance Scouting Coordinator – 1
Assistant, Amateur Scouting – 1
Assistant, International Scouting – 1
Advance Scouts – 2
SPecial Assignment Scout – 1
Special Assignment Pitching Evaluator – 1
Major League Scouts – 3
Pro Scouts – 6
Consultants – 2
National Crosscheckers – 1
Regional Crosscheckers – 3
Area Scouts – 18
Coordinator, Latin AMerican Scoutin/Int’l Crosschecker – 1
Coordinator, Pac. Rim Scouting – 1
Cooridnator, Euro. Scouting – 1
Venezuela Scouting Supervisor – 1
DR Scouting Supervisor – 1
Int’l Scouts – 13
Total Departmental Positions – 60

NY:
VP, Amateur Scouting – 1
Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
Senior DIrector, Pro Personnel – 1
Assistant, Professional Scouting – 1
Pro Scouts – 15
Amateur Scouting, National Crosscheckers – 3
Area Scouts – 18
Director, International Scouting – 1
Assistant Director, International Operations – 1
Coordinator, International Player D’ment – 1
International Scouting Supervisors – 2
Scouting Development Coaches – 2
DR Scouts – 4
Venezuelan Scouts – 4
International Scouts – 8
Total Departmental Positions – 63

TB:
Director, Scouting – 1
Administrator, Scouting – 1
Assistant, Scouting/MiL Operations – 1
Director, Pro Scouting – 1
Cooridnator, Advance Scouting – 1
Special Assignment Scouts – 3
Major League Scouts – 1
Pro Scouts – 6
National Crosscheckers – 2
East Coast Crosschecker – 1
Midwest Crosschecker – 1
West Coast Crosschecker -1
Area Scouts – 15
Part-time Area Scouts – 7
International Scout – 1
Director, International Operations – 1
Director, DR Operations – 1
Director, Venezuelan Operations – 1
Pac. Rim Coordinator – 1
Special Assistant, Baseball Operations – 1
Assistant, International Operations – 1
Consultant, International Operations – 1
Total Departmental Positions – 50

TOR:
Director, Amateur Scouting – 1
Director, Pro Scouting – 1
Coordinator, Amateur Scouting – 1
Coordinator, Pro Scouting – 1
Video Coordinators – 3
Major League Scouts – 3
Professional Crosscheckers – 2
Pro Scouts – 15
National Crosscheckers – 3
Regional Crosscheckers – 5
Area Scouts – 24
Canada Scouts – 3
Ambassador, Canadian Amateur Baseball – 1
Director, Latin American Operations – 1
International Scouts (DR, Venezuela, Australia, Columbia) – 8
Total Departmental Positions – 72

5 years 2 months ago

It’s a requirement to have someone represent your team in the all-star game, clearly the O’s had to do this.

baltimoresbest
5 years 2 months ago

its a start andy,but, we need alot more trades!!