The Yankees have traded infielder Ryan McBroom to the Royals in exchange for international signing bonus pool money and a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to announcements from both clubs.
Despite quality offensive performance at the highest levels of the minors in recent years, the 27-year-old McBroom is still waiting for his first taste of major league action. Considering that Kansas City’s Triple-A affiliate is ending their season within days, it stands to reason that this move was made with the club expecting to bring up McBroom for a September look.
Across 2911 minor-league at-bats since being taken by Toronto in the 15th round of the 2014 draft, McBroom has mustered a .288/.353/.472 batting line and 101 home runs. With Scranton Wilkes-Barre this year, the righty swinger has mashed to a 145 wRC+ and .315/.403/.570 slash.
No wonder the Royals are bottom dwellers.
And your commenting on this thread just to troll or are you a Yanks fan?
Ordinarily I would ignore you but you missed my point because I don’t get why the Royals would trade international money when many of the great players are coming from other countries. I’m glad that guy has a chance to play but the money could bring some star to the Royals. Yeah I’m a troll but I’m a baseball fan first.
Royals could have had either a guy who is hitting .315 with an ops of .973 plus a player yet to be named or some cash or they could have stood pat an used the international money to sign a 16 or 17 year old kid who may not ever make it to ‘‘tis country or if he does, may never get out of A ball let alone make it to the high minors or to the bigs. Whole lot of international guys never pan out.
That’s xactly why the more money the better.
Royals made a good move here…he’s 27 and doing great at AAA. Why sign someone international and wait 3-4 yrs to see what they can do. Royals want better results so taking chances like this helps.
Other than Mondesi, which granted is a significant exception, the Royals have not had good luck with the big $ international guys. Salvy, Herrera, Ventura, these guys were all signed for like $20k a piece without anyone noticing.
They’re using September to see if mcbroom is worth a mlb roster spot next year. I would hardly call taking a low risk chance on a potential MLB contributor a bottom dweller move
Frank Schwindel 2.0.
Well McBroom had a great year this year in AAA (better than Schwindel ever had in AAA) with hitting for power and hitting over .300. I think that next year he could be a better 1B for the Royals than O’Hearn has been this hear! I think that’s why they did this.
Not hard to improve upon this year’s version of O’Hearn. Nice low standard to set. Get excited!
O’Hearn has had some bad luck, but is doing much better the last couple of weeks. Hopefully he just needs a reset next year, but I like this as a depth move.
And you’re commenting on this thread just to troll or are you a Yanks fan?
You decide. Do you copy and paste this question to every killjoy comment in posts that get you excited?
I saw him play a bit in spring training this year and didn’t think he was bad… obviously a small sample size and doesn’t mean anything but I’m interested to see him in the majors.
That whole comment could have been reduced to the last eight words. The rest was fluff…
Glad this guy may finally get a shot.
Hopefully, he is able to take advantage of this opportunity and do well.
McBroom (which sounds like what your favorite fast place uses to sweep up) was once traded for…………………(symphony, please)………Rob Refsnyder…….
Well, if he didn’t get a cup of coffee with all the NYY injuries this year…
Yanks had a lot of depth at that position. Bird, Voit, DJ, Morales, Ford…. I wish him luck. I think the Yanks probably honored his request for playing time.
Didn’t the Jays give up Mcbroom in exchange for Rob Refsnyder?
Another screws Atkins move.
Get out your Brooms!
Oh come on…
I can hear his home run call now… “…and Ryan goes McBROOM!” Or something like that
Royals originally drafted him 36th round in 2013 but he went back to WVU for one more year before the Jays got him in 2014.
You just got to be happy for the guy who put together a good season and getting his (likely) shot at the majors. September call ups are great.
I don’t see the big deal. Yanks get some cash to help them in international market. Royals get to see a potential contributor for a very small price. McBroom finally gets a chance to show what he can do. I think it’s a nice story. After the success of all the late bloomers in baseball the last two years why not take a chance if you are KC?
Wow, literally just saw him play last night with the Railriders…
All about the Yankees 40-man roster and December’s Rule 5 draft. Expect more of the same by the Yankees, who cannot protect all their prospects.
If it wasn’t for Mike Fords breakout McBroom would of been up a weeks ago. he’s been consistent all year and easily his best year average wise. I do wonder about the AAA ball, it so the same as the majors but it’s setting many records as well.
Good pick up. Worth the gamble. so many 27, 28 years lately are being given a chance lately and succeeding