The A’s have acquired minor league catcher Jonah Heim from the Rays as the player to be named later in last week’s Joey Wendle trade, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (on Twitter).
Heim, 22, spent the entire 2016 season in Class-A Advanced but struggled greatly, prompting the Rays to drop him back to Class-A to open the 2017 campaign. Heim spent most of the year in that Class-A Midwest League before moving back up to High-A for the final 16 games, hitting a combined .260/.317/.402 with nine homers across the two levels. He caught 45 percent of would-be base thieves in 2017 and is at an excellent mark of 38 percent throughout his minor league career to date. Heim did not rank among Tampa Bay’s top prospects, but he’ll give the A’s some depth at the position and could seemingly find himself in Double-A at some point in the 2018 campaign.
Wow soooooo exciting
Ghost of Chase Utley
Yes, this is scintillating.
So they turned Brandon Moss (when he was still actually decent) into Joey Wendle into this?
That went about as well as expected.
But A’s fans will tell you it was a good Trade.
Archer just got traded to the phillies
Not cool, source?
the tdaly news of course
Beane balls so bleh. I prefer Preller Ball
Besides the fire sale of the Marlins, this has been one of biggest snooze fests in MLB offseason in a long time
Hit em’ with the Heim!