Yankees Acquire Kyle Haynes To Complete Chris Stewart Trade

The Yankees have acquired right-hander Kyle Haynes from the Pirates to complete the Chris Stewart trade, tweets Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Haynes, 22, spent last season in Class-A where he posted a 2.38 ERA with 9.2 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in 83 1/3 innings of work. He began the season as a reliever but switched to the rotation for his final eight appearances and posted an impressive 1.93 ERA with 39 strikeouts and 18 walks in 42 innings. Though his numbers are solid, Haynes didn't crack Baseball America's list of Top 30 Pirates prospects or MLB.com's Top 20 Pirates prospects list.


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22 Comments on "Yankees Acquire Kyle Haynes To Complete Chris Stewart Trade"


Spencer James
1 year 8 months ago

Not a terrible return for Stewie. Hopefully he’ll develop nicely with all of the other low level prospects and make contributions by 2016.

fxx3605
1 year 8 months ago

well its something for stewart and thats good enough theres even a bit of potential by the looks of the numbers

InvalidUserID
1 year 8 months ago

Something for nothing. Stewart would have been released anyways with McCann, Frankie and Romine.

Kevin Wisla
1 year 8 months ago

Kyle Haynes could go 0-30 with a 9.00 ERA for the Yankees and i’d still love him for being the guy who took Chris Stewart away.

Lee Foo Young
1 year 8 months ago

Stewart is a defensive backup. Hopefully, that is all he’ll be used as by us. And, I want to thank the Yankees again for Russell Martin.

UltimateYankeeFan
1 year 8 months ago

Seems like a decent enough get for the Yankees for a player that had no roster spot or position for the Yankees in 2014. Obviously has has a long and difficult road to travel before anyone can say he’s major league ready. If they ever say that, but that’s the nature of being a “prospect”.

Spencer James
1 year 8 months ago

Hopefully he pans out as the Yankees really need to shore up their farm. Not in love with the BB/9 but that can be worked on.

jjs91
1 year 8 months ago

The pirates prospects site (which is awesome) had a good writeup on him. Essentially they traded kontos for him and got a player who could be kontos in a few years.

Aims
1 year 8 months ago

a very illogical way to look at it, as they also got 2 years of chris stewart, and although he’s obviously not liked person that the yankees had, he still made contributions to the team and filled a roll that otherwise would have been filled by Romine, who was also injured for part of the year

Randy Wiseman
1 year 8 months ago

brandon phillips for gardiner and haynes

Spencer James
1 year 8 months ago

Lol, the Yankees are going to need all the pitching they can get in these next few years.

Career High
1 year 8 months ago

You know, Phillips for Gardiner straight up does make some sense. Not sure the Yankees need to add a sweetner at all.

Aims
1 year 8 months ago

Philips for Gardner straight up makes no sense for the yankees unless the Reds eat a fat chunk of that contract, Philips is not worth the money at all and has no real impressive qualities at this point besides power.

Razalnek
1 year 8 months ago

About 10 years ago the Bucs dealt the guy formerly known as Leo Nunez for the final few weeks of Benito Santiago. This has a similar smell. I don’t get this for the Pirates. Just let Sanchez be the backup C for a year or bring back McKenry.

Lee Foo Young
1 year 8 months ago

Unfortunately, Sanchez is better served getting ABs at AAA in preparation to taking over in 2015.

Kyle Haynes is a second tier relief prospect, who, as referenced above, is a Fly ball pitcher. If he becomes another Leo Nunez, a lot of baseball people will be shocked.

Haines is org filler, or at least he was in the Bucco org. 22 yr old reliever in AA? Not impressed…he was put into the rotation ONLY because others got promoted.

LazerTown
1 year 8 months ago

Stewart was unneeded anyways. Yankees have 5 catchers still on the 40 man roster, wouldn’t be surprised if Romine still moved.

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

A living, breathing, human body in exchange for Chris Stewart. Potential GM of the Year candidate? I think so.

Jacob Viets
1 year 8 months ago

Fly-ball pitcher, high walk rate. Decent K rate though, could turn into a solid player. Don’t think Yankee Stadium’s the place for him to thrive though. My guess is he tops out at Triple-A.

Lionel Bossman Craft
1 year 8 months ago

He’s young and has time to figure things out. He just transitioned to a starter. If his numbers are still solid and he’s a fly ball pitcher, we can trade him once he hits Triple-A.

formerdraftpick
1 year 8 months ago

Haynes will be in the bigs one day.

Ricecakes
1 year 8 months ago

I’ll take it!

“Haynes was a reliever heading into the year, sitting in the 93-94 MPH
range with his fastball, and touching 96 in the past. He’s got good life
on the pitch, attacking the zone and using a fastball-heavy approach.
After success in West Virginia during the early part of the season, he
moved to the rotation where the strong results continued. As a starter,
Haynes was sitting 90-92 MPH with his fastball. He also mixed in his
low-80s curveball, but still mostly leaned on the fastball. He doesn’t
profile as a starter in the majors, but if he can improve his curveball
he could develop into a strong reliever.”

Carl Anon
1 year 8 months ago

According to piratesprospects website, Kyle Haynes typically sits around 91-92 MPH on his fastball and touches 93-94 MPH with regularity. It has been confirmed that he can throw 96 MPH when he needs to.
Steamer and Oliver aren’t really very kind to him (seeing as he has just over 100 IP at this stage in his professional career) but it should be interesting to see how he develops. He’s 22 right now and stands at 6’2″ and 190 lbs and has a good downhill delivery. He has a big curve and he can change its’ speed.
If he can get stronger in the starting role and make 93 MPH his new 91 MPH and add another off-speed pitch, he can slot particularly well into the back end of a rotation or long reliever role.
Sadly, Chris Stewart won’t be able to do anything to add value to an already warm bench.