Per team releases, the Orioles and Giants have swung a minor deal, with righty Tyler Herb headed to Baltimore and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski going to San Francisco.
Yastrzemski, 28, is the grandson of Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski. He’s made a six-year lap through the Oriole farm, with early highs eventually offset by upper-minors woes. His 2018 season was arguably his best, at least at the AAA level, with the lefty slashing a solid .265/.359/.441 in 374 plate appearances for Norfolk. He’ll provide depth at all three outfield spots for a Giants club starving for warm bodies at each of them.
Herb, 27 next month, began his professional career with Seattle before being sent south as the player to be named later in the Chris Heston deal. 2018 was a struggle for Herb: 13 starts made up his first AAA taste, and it quickly went sour, with the righty posting a 5.35 ERA/5.05 FIP in 70 2/3 innings for Sacramento. Herb has always had issue missing bats, though his repertoire could safely be counted on to induce a high number of grounders. It didn’t last season, though, as the righty posted a career-low 38.1% grounder rate.
No I don’t like this at all
Why? He’s nearly 29 and has been barely treading water in the minors. The most interesting thing about him is that he’s Yaz’s grandson. We have about 6 young OF’s ahead of him on the depth chart.
Tyler herb doesn’t seem too interesting, at least mike has the Carl blood
Plus I watched him at aberdeen
Can never have too much pitching
Or too much Herb.
Or too much beer
Can’t have too much pitching?
I like how you answer your own questions
He’s Ron Burgandy?
He actually questioned his own comment.
The real question is, can you have too much pitching?
You can “only have too much pitching” if your pitching is excessive!
Yaz has had a couple of decent seasons in Norfolk. If he had been able to develop a bit more power I think he would have had a taste of the majors by now.
Dumb question. Yaz grandson?
Grandpa fits the Giants OF better than the kid……
Holy Snikeys!!! It’s Carl’s grandson. That would be awesome if he can make the GIants.
I don’t see him getting called up unless somebody gets hurt and they couldn’t find anybody else. They really don’t have much need for another left handed outfielder unless something bad happens.
Where young Yaz has a chance is the fact that he has always had a great glove. He could back all three OF positions. Someone you could throw in as a late inning defensive replacement. He has shown to have a little pop in his bat and who knows maybe the change of scenery might help.
Sounds like you better go back to Carnation Instant Breakfast Bob
Another bum picked up by SFG smdh
Booo he belongs in the Red Sox organization
They did draft him out of HS in respect to his HOF grand father and were asked not to draft him out of college so not to put additional pressure on him. After all. LOOK at the blood lines he has and shoes the hyper nagging NE media would have expected him to fill?
Yastrzemski traded? At least it’s not right before the 1967 season.
They have Heliot Ramos’ older brother as an NRI, Nolan Arenado’s little brother is in their farm system, and they acquire Yastrzemsi.
Giants have a weird fascination with relatives-of-players-or-prospects.
Kate Upton in the bullpen
Trying to copy the Blue Jays.
Luis Gonzalez’s son Jacob Gonzalez
don’t forget luis gonzales’s kid and jayson heyward’s brother
In our family it is rumored that I am Babe Ruth’s not legally recognized grandson, twice removed, I would consider an offer from the Giants to sign…being that I’m 59 years old I’d accept a signing bonus of a knee replacement and lifetime payment of AARP dues!!!
You have to say Pudge Rodriguez’ son has worked out well for them.
Not as good as the Blue Jays (Guerrero, Bichette, Biggio).
Baltimore front office calls SF one afternoon, “Hey, I’ll send you a prospect we’ve got here, kid name Yastrzemski if you’ll send us herb.”
Couple days later, receptionist rings GM “Herb is here from SF.” GM runs out to front desk, pipe in hand, face drops realizing the apparent mistake.
I think at some point he gets a cup of coffee based on his last name.
wow, i grew up watching mike yastremski sr. in the minors
Go ahead, rub it in…I grew up watching Carl in the OF in Boston……I’ve got corns on my toes older than you…..
No kidding!!! Nothing in the world to make you feel old like reading that the GRANDSON of your favorite player from your youth is trying to crack the majors!!!
well when i watched the elder mike yastrzemski on the islanders, he was one of the stars, i still have a ball with his autograph right next to his teammate Tony gwynn.
Herb needs to be a 4/20 call up for the O’s.
How tall is the guy that they couldn’t fit him in the photo. Lol
Orioles trade yaz for herb