Astros Acquire D’Andre Toney From Royals

The Astros announced that they have acquired outfielder D’Andre Toney from the Royals as the player to be named later in the March 20th trade that sent Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero to Kansas City.  Toney was drafted by the Royals in the 14th round last year.

Drafted players cannot be traded until they have been in professional baseball for a year which is why Toney was made to be a PTBNL rather than in the initial trade.  The 20-year-old hit .340/.432/.587 in 43 games last year for the Royals' Arizona League affiliate.  At the time of the deal, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow noted that the PTBNL would be the "key component" of the trade.


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15 Comments on "Astros Acquire D’Andre Toney From Royals"


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Charliesmithm
3 years 27 days ago

Who is he

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Devern Hansack
3 years 27 days ago

…an outfielder who hit .340/.432/.587 in 43 games last year for the Royals’ Arizona League affiliate.

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Brian Stevenson
3 years 27 days ago

 Xatu, nice.

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itsmewade
3 years 27 days ago

Not a bad PTBNL for that trade.

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3 years 27 days ago

This is quietly one awful trade for the Royals.  We gave up a promising reliever and a toolsy young OF for a no-hit, overrated defense catcher and a speedy loser currently toiling away in Omaha.

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3 years 27 days ago

 I would hardly call Chapman a promising reliever. He is sucking it up. He is not looking like anything more then a loogy type pitcher. I hate giving up Toney though.

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stroh
3 years 27 days ago

What game of baseball do you follow?  Kevin Chapman in AA Corpus Christi, 2.30 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 27 innings.   That’s promising enough.   D’Andre Toney is a good young talent.   The Royals got two guys who the Astros were going to cut at the end of spring training for a couple of young players with some promise.   Another in the set of continuing great moves by Jeff Luhnow.

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Kyle Cotton
3 years 25 days ago

I would bite your togue on Huberto Quintero. because quite frankly he’s one of the most underrated catchers in all of baseball. plus there is a reason why Felipe Paulino is pitching like he was back when he was in Houston. it’s because of Quintero.

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trevorc
3 years 27 days ago

They obviously aren’t top prospects but its good to be able to get 2 legit prospects that COULD potentially turn into a late innings reliever and possible Bourgeois-type player that will be ready when we can actually use him, for 2 guys who had little value for our current team.

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3 years 27 days ago

Baseball America said Chapman had the best slider in the Royals minor league system.  And Toney can atleast play free safety for the Stros if need be.  I love this trade!!!