The Phillies and Angels are discussing a deal that would send Brandon Marsh to Philadelphia, per Robert Murray of FanSided. The deal has been agreed to, per Jeff Passan of ESPN. Murray adds that catching prospect Logan O’Hoppe will be heading the other way.
The Phillies have been known to be looking for a center field addition for some time and seems like they have found one in Marsh. The 24-year-old was a high-profile prospect in recent years, having been selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He then hit his way up the minor leagues, showing a penchant for walks but also a few too many strikeouts, while providing excellent outfield defense. That earned him a spot on Baseball America’s top 100 prospects, coming in at #43 in 2020 and #38 last year.
Since reaching the majors last year, his output has been a bit of a mixed bag. He’s still providing very good defense, having already accrued ten Outs Above Average in 163 career games. However, his strikeout numbers have grown when facing the higher caliber of pitching in the major leagues. His 35.7% career strikeout rate is well above league average, which is 22.3% this year. He’s hit .226/.284/.353 in his big league tenure thus far, producing a wRC+ of 82, or 18% below league average. However, he’s still been worth 1.8 wins above replacement, in the estimation of FanGraphs.
For the Phils, they’ve given most of their center field playing time to Odubel Herrera and Matt Vierling this year, neither of whom have done enough to secure the job. Herrera has hit .238/.279/.378 for a wRC+ of 81, with defensive metrics split on his glovework. He has 3 Outs Above Average on the year but -2 Defensive Runs Saved. Vierling, meanwhile, has hit .240/.301/.335 for a 79 wRC+, with 1 OAA and -2 DRS.
Marsh may not provide an immediate upgrade with the bat but should at least have a floor of improved defense. Despite their 55-47 record that has them clinging to the final NL Wild Card spot, the Phils are one of the worst defensive teams in the league. Their -17 OAA is 27th among MLB teams and their -24 DRS is 26th. Marsh will finish this year with between one and two years of MLB service time, meaning he still won’t have reached arbitration eligibility and will come with five remaining years of control.
As for the Angels, their 43-59 record has them well out of contention and clear sellers. Marsh wasn’t an obvious trade candidate given his lengthy stretch of remaining control, but they’ve dealt with an outfield logjam this year. Marsh has lined up next to Mike Trout and Taylor Ward most nights, with Jo Adell getting squeezed down to the minors. With Marsh now out of the picture, that should clear some runway for Adell to get more consistent MLB playing time.
They will also add an interesting catching prospect to their system in O’Hoppe. The 22-year-old was selected by the Phillies in the 23rd round of the 2018 draft. Since then, he’s been considered one of the top 30 prospects in the system by Baseball America in four straight seasons, climbing all the way up to #3 at this year’s midseason report. On their most recent list of the top 100 prospects across the entire sport, he came in at #89. FanGraphs is even more bullish, giving him the #50 slot. He has the reputation of a strong defensive catcher but has also been hitting well in the minors. He’s spent the entirety of this season in Double-A, hitting .269/.385/.492 for a 139 wRC+.
The Phillies love their corner outfielders
He can play all 3
He’s a gold glove type CF. You guys don’t know who he is.
That’s OK, I don’t know who O’Hoppe is other than Phillies 6th best prospect according to Fangraphs.
I know exactly who he is and I’m all for this deal
You got a likely starting C who should be above-average on both sides. He’s been an above average hitter since we drafted him. And Marsh is indeed a true CF. He effectively replaces Odubel Herrera.
Yep. Could be a win/win scenario here. Considering how much I like both Marsh and the Angels, that’s my hope.
-3 DRS in center for half a season screams gold glove
I agree.. this is a great pickup for this year and future
He’s played mostly in left this year. You should look up the DRS for the Phillies center fielders while you’re at it!
According to Fangraphs O’Hoppe is adequate behind the plate at best and according to Baseball Reference, he’s not performing well at AA..
I’d rather have Marsh.
He hasn’t played half the season in CF. He’s started 13 games in CF.
I don’t think Phillies fans have a clue how good defensively this guy is.
Philly fans wouldn’t recognize defense if it smacked them in the face.
They think 9 DH’s equals a major league ball club
That’s not the issue. The issue is they gave up their top chip for a defense replacement. They literally don’t have a 5th starter.
@Halo. Dude is hitting .289 with 15 bombs and six steals at AA. Plus his strikeout rate is 17%. Guess he is struggling.
That’s not defense slapping you in the face, it’s Rusty Knutz
What are you talking about?
” Since then, he’s been considered one of the top 30 prospects in the system by Baseball America in four straight seasons, climbing all the way up to #3 at this year’s midseason report. On their most recent list of the top 100 prospects across the entire sport, he came in at #89. FanGraphs is even more bullish, giving him the #50 slot. He has the reputation of a strong defensive catcher but has also been hitting well in the minors. He’s spent the entirety of this season in Double-A, hitting .269/.385/.492 for a 139 wRC+.”
I’m a life long Phillies fan and it’s a fair enough trade for both sides. Phillies have no near term option in CF. Marsh gives them a young controlled option who can reliably handle CF. And O’Hoppe is legit, which is why there is so much griping from Philly. I’m a big fan of O’Hoppe but I understand this trade. I’m more perplexed by the trade for David Robertson.
I like the line on Hosmer that was written in an article below……
“Defensive metrics have never agreed with Hosmer’s four Gold Glove Awards…….”
Sure, the writers, his teammates, his managers, retired players doing analyst work in the media – will all talk about a guys defense being above average to great…..and then some nerds looking at computer data say it isn’t so.
I have major, major problems with defensive statistics. It’s nice that people are trying, but reality says that more often than not it’s wrong by a long shot.
FOUR (4) Gold Gloves and the guy’s a lousy fielder according to those looking at spreadsheets? Tell you what – it seems to me as if the data on the publicly available spreadsheets is WRONG! Because I’ve seen Hosmer play extensively for years and the man is a superior 1B. And yes, Marsh can play CF well.
Who works for Fangraphs and Baseball Reference that can get a job with a quality major league franchise?
They’re not half a ignorant as you are making that startement.
They’ve been complaining for years about that teams defense.
“…ten Outs Above Average in 163 career games.”
Try reading the article.
I really don’t think O’Hoppe was going to get you much.
He’ s a nice prospect, not a good prospect.
He’s been playing for four years, he’s 22 and in AA. There is nothing about him that looks special.
I bet he doesn’t come close to Matching Marsh’s career war.
269 with a 877 OPS at AA.
Marsh was 21 at AA with a 300 average. 18 SBs.
I’m not impressed with O’Hope… I’ll bet you money Marsh has a much higher career WAR.
He came in at 89. Stop the presses Wos
A year ago Marsh was in the 30s
You make it sound like you are getting fleeced.
Unfortunately this means more Adell in the OF for the Angels. FFS!! what a nightmare.
In defense in our defense…it hasn’t been offensive of late.
A number of Fangraph writers have been hired by major league teams over the last several years.
O’Hoppe is #3 on Phillies list, two years of solid average and 32 home runs, traded him for a garbage player, I’d rate Marsh, Joey Gallo material, terrible avg. ops., strikes out like crazy, around 40%of the time. But doesn’t hit the home runs,a big zero, Phillies have many adequate defensive center fielders who put up much better numbers already.
A good move by the Angels. Angels were paper thin at the the catcher position organization. Marsh will be an improvement for the Phils defensively, but don’t expect much in the way of offense.
Even if it is a upgrade defensively, make no mistakes about it, these are 2 prospects headed in 2 different directions. I would rather take a chance on the guy headed in a upward trajectory and one that seemingly has figured out the strike zone at an earlier age.
Wow, the Phillies gave a lot for Marsh. They gave O’Hoppe. At least they needed to acquire Syndergaard in the deal too.
I’d rather have Marsh.
Betting on a AA catcher in not likely to pan out.
And now the Angels are betting Ward and Adell develop, and Trout stays healthy.
The Angels love drawing to three card inside straights. No wonder they can’t win.
Don’t worry, Angels are probably going to ruin O’Hoppe anyway. This will look good for Phillies in the long run.
It will look good for the Phillies in the short run as well.
There is no question Marsh will help the team this year. He’s an excellent defensive outfielder.
Now trade everyone else
Idiots could have just kept 370 ops 92 speed Jankowski.
Don’t forget the Gold Glove-caliber defense.
Could never forget that. Was trying to keep it short and sweet. In this case I would rather claimed Jankowski and kept the prospect. Unless they seen a way to improve Marsh. Majority of prospects don’t amount to much but when they do it hurts and O’Hoppe has that potential.
I guess we have C depth, but I dunno about this one.
yea a bit of a head scratcher– so I guess the Moniak experiment is done?
Moniak is viewed as a corner outfielder. The first-class speed advertised on draft day turned out to be a myth.
phillies give me depression
wtf O’hoppe is to valuable to give up for brandon marsh
Wow. There has to be more to this. That’s horrendous.
Marsh is one of the best defensive players in baseball and still has very good upside.
Statcast has him as one of the best defensive outfielders in baesball.
Much rather dream on what O’Hoppe can do. Great move Angels. Maybe philly sees something they can unlock. Or desperate for outfield.
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Gotta love the short memory of some fans. 2 years ago, fans were adamant that Marsh was too valuable to give up for lots of other big league players. It wasn’t that long ago that Marsh was a top 100 prospect multiple times.
Spoiler Alert: in two years, someone will make the same claim about O’Hoppe.
Horrible horrible deal for the phillies. A top 100 and their best offensive prospect for a platoon guy. Sad.
This is a disgrace unless Syndergaard is attached or something
How this is a disgrace? O’Hoppe is blocked and Marsh instantly upgrades their horrendous outfield defense.
You’ve got to give to get
Right. A prospect who is blocked for a guy who upgrades your defense in center field, is 24 and has 5 years of control…
No problem trading O’Hoppe, but not for a dude who’s a 4th OF on many teams. Pitching is the need. O’Hoppe should have been packaged for an SP.
The defense needed to be addressed as well. This move does that. He’s 24 with 5 years of control.
Don’t see him as a huge upgrade over Vierling to be honest.
Gold Glove CF with upside are not 4th outfielders.
I get what you see. But he’s still a high pedigree prospect, who has hit everywhere but at the ML level, and has great speed.
You’re selling him short.
His range immediately improves the defense. Kid has great wheels and gets great jumps.
There hasn’t been a lot to cheer for around here, but Marsh in the outfield has been one of them. Highlight reel stuff more nights than not.
Gold Glove CF? Did I miss that award ceremony? Maybe you forgot the word “Potential” Gold Golve CF??
Gold Glove CF? Did I miss that award ceremony? Maybe you forgot the word “Potential” Gold Glove CF??
O’Hoppe this trade works out for the Angels. Hate to see Marsh moved though.
Time will tell, Marsh has good upside and will probably have a better career than Adell who Angel brass (and some blind fans) think is some hot stud prospect.
Don’t be a fool. Phillies got a former top 100 prospect in Marsh.
Again,you’re not understanding the complaints. It’s not about fair value. The Phillies desperately needed a SP. They had Vierling at CF who was serviceable defensively. Marsh is much better, but the Phillies arw missing the SP and lost their #1 chip.
What? Marsh is a stud. Great guy, bright future, but ultimately a CF who plays on a team with a HOF CF (when he actually plays).
I’m sad to see Marsh go and TBH, this is a stunner. Didn’t think Marsh would be dealt.
Marsh is 24, has 5 years control, and was a top 50 prospect in baseball as recently as last year. Still an elite defender, and the bat will come around eventually, as it often shows in spurts. You gave up a good prospect, but you’re getting returned value.
Good deal if they develop and tweak Marsh. Time will tell. Realmuto ain’t going anywhere.
Angels have a CF for the longterm and wil need a Catcher. Makes sense to me.
Love Marsh, hope to see him succeed in Philly. They got a solid young player!
Oh Hop on over to the other side
Nice pickup for a catcher no place for. Good job
A lot of last minute moves… This is getting crazy.
For Logan O’Hoppe? Nooooo!
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Phillies got their CF, I like the move for them. Giving up a top prospect is tough especially a catcher but Marsh comes with plenty of years of control.
Somebody here gets it
It’s sort of like trading a prospect for a guy who’s almost a prospect. I’m cool with it from that angle my problem is I expected O’Hoppe to be used in a package for a starter. The Phils are desperate for a backend arm. They have an hour to get it, but are now without their most expendable chip. So I’m a bit let down. Marsh doesn’t move the needle as much as people think as Vierling was fine in CF. The Phillies got slightly better, but didn’t address their most glaring need.
Wasn’t marsh considered a top prospect a year ago?
I really, really liked Marsh. I thought they’d hand CF to his fleet feet and let Trout move to a corner.
We desperately need a catcher. I hope this works out for both of them.
i like al conin
Marsh way overrated and was overvalued by the Angels. Great return for a 4th OF type.
You guys will love O’Hoppe. He’s ready for AAA now and could be a starter by the end of next season. Not happy to have lost him but this is a deal that makes sense for both sides.
Hopefully. Marsh is a good dude. Did an interview with us between his draft date and reporting to the club. I’d like to see him do well.
And of course I want the Angels to do well.
I’m liking O’Hoppe winning the sportsmanship award in the AFL. I think that’s important as a catcher, to have guys want to work with you.
Yeah. By all indications a great teammate an an infectious personality. Not bad for a young C who can hit like heck.
Great deal for the Halos if it’s just Marsh!!! It could also mean Max Stassi is headed elsewhere. Love this move, Perry!
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Wow. Wonder what they’re getting
What are the Angels thinking? This kid they sell low on when they need low cost talent. I hope that prospect doesn’t bust because at least Marsh has a ML track record. They should be moving older more expensive talent
The Angels got a top 100 prospect. Phillies overpaid for a backup OF. Angels win this one.
Phillies underpaid for a legit defensive center fielder.
i like al conin
@VonPurpleHayes, your comment sums it all up. Nothing more to say.
you’re a philly homer so it’s understandable why you put so much worth on him but he’s a 23rd round pick who’s 22 in AA. Kevin Plawecki was a top catching prospect too.
Everyone here over values their own prospects
Agreed, the Phillies destroyed the Angels on this deal, Marsh is worth a lot more than this.
I’m not insulting Marsh’s value as much as criticizing his fit for the Phillies specifically. They had a defensive CF who can’t hit already. O’Hoppe should have been traded in a package for a SP. Marsh is an upgrade over Vierling defensively, but actually a downgrade with the bat. He’s a strikeout machine. It’s a decent trade by both teams, but not what the Phillies needed.
i like al conin
Really? When? He’s never shown power and has a year of MLB service time. He’s telling you who he is now.
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@Al and Doritos you guys are slaves to the moment
Marsh was a higher rated prospect than O’Hoppe is.
We’ve all seen plenty of catchers bust before even playing a game in the majors.
I think the trade is pretty even but with Realmuto on the team this makes a lot of sense. Plenty of players have improved after their 2nd MLB season.
Overreactions from both fan bases tells me it’s probably a good trade.
Marsh was a higher pick and a higher prospect just a year and a half ago.
That should tell you how much weight to put into prospect rankings.
Yea. I just think O’Hoppe should have been dealt for SP, the most glaring need. It’s nice to have a defensive CF option, but Phillies are still without a 5th starter. I’m not too upset about this being fair value. I just think the Phils gave up their greatest chip and didn’t address their greatest need.
” …the Phils are one of the worst defensive teams in the league. Their -17 OAA is 27th among MLB teams and their -24 DRS is 26th.”
Plug Marsh in at CF and immediately the team gets better. Look no further. I think this is great for the Phillies and I’m excited to see Marsh flourish in a new system.
Marsh was #38 or #42 only last year and is only 24. Maybe Long can turn him around.
I don’t understand why Phillies hate this deal.
I don’t know who is going to win this deal. I hope both teams win this deal. But O’Hoppe isn’t special.
That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a chance, but he’s more suspect than prospect… As most prospects are.
It’s because the Phils didn’t get a SP. That’s all it is. It’s not about fair value. It’s about not addressing the glaring need. Maybe something crazy is going on with Rodon. Who knows? But the Phillies have 4 SPs right now. They need one by 6pm EST.
I don’t like what the Angels got either.
What starting pitcher did you think you were going to get for that bullet?
Going to Baseball reference, clicking rankings, he’s not even ranked as a prospect. Granted, it’s a few months old, but how high do you think he jumped?
Now click on Brandon Marsh’s prospect Rankings.
I didn’t think we’d get anything for O’Hoppe alone, but he’d definitely make a nice piece of a larger package. Actually maybe Thor. O’Hoppe for less than half a year of Thor seems fair. Even if the Phils tool on money.
How do you like how the Phillies finished out the trade deadline? We got a SP. Maybe not Rodon, but that would have cost the Phil’s at least 2 of those top 3 pitching prospects, and a few other pieces.
Marsh has a track record? You mean slapping singles? Great guy, but definitely not a difference maker
Yeah he’s actually played in a ML game. There’s no guarantee O’Hoppe ever sniffs the majors. You guys forget how often these prospects bust
He plays for the angels and isn’t even an everyday player. Let that sink in.
The Angels have a stacked outfield and Marsh might be their best defensive OF but I forgot no one in philly has ever heard of defense before.
Phillies deserve more DH’s like Castellanos and Schwarber in the OF.
The Angels fired Joe Maddon and gave the job of managing Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout to Phil Nevin. Angel personnel decisions can be valued at the cost of the poop emoji.
Marsh is a boost for the Phillies – good move for them.
Well I am not a Philly’s fan, so you’re 0-1. If Marsh was as good as you’re making him out to be, then why are the Angels where they currently are? He is not a difference maker. The Angels need to blow up their roster.
O’Hoppe’s played in ML games already btw.
Went to the R-Phil’s game today and saw O’Hoppe get some hits. Hopefully he becomes a backup for the Angels soon.
Wow I didn’t see this coming. I like the cave man. He hustles like the red baron. I hope he thrives in Philly. God bless him and his family.
My fav angel :/ has so much left to show! Good luck !
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I understand there’s a contingency that Marsh is required to shower and shave regularly or the deal is off.
Just saw his picture.
They’d have to buy a adamantium weed-eater to take that off.
Phils had Jayson Werth and Archie Bradley. Beards welcome.
Phillies just picked up a plus glove. His bat will play eventually.
Phils are having a sneaky good under the radar deadline.
The Phillies just got a gold glove center fielder who has offensive upside.
This doesn’t make sense. Ohoppe is legit and will bring much more next year. They have Realmuto so they look at Ohoppe as expendible. What clowns. For Brandon Marsh straight up? Or is Thor included in this?
O’Hoppe is legit alright. In the minors…..
you’re over valuing Ohoppe tremendously if you think he alone is bringing back two major leaguers, one of whom has five years of control. I’m with you on hoping Logan could have been in a different deal, like a SP arm, but I like the move as a Phils fan. OHoppe blocked by JT anyway. Maybe Moniak goes for an arm?
I like this trade. Angels desperate for a Catcher of the future(along w SS). Marsh has a good glove decent speed and has the power more suited for Philly. His arm strength ismt great though. Also his dad passed away not too long ago so hopefully he’ll bounce back
hearing from Phils fan that this is a fleece so far. O’Hoppe looking like the Angels catcher of the future. Good on Perry. Hopefully he can get a nice return for Thor .. moving Iglesias might not be a terrible idea since relievers are so volatile.
I have high hopes for the Angels.
…because fans are known for their prospect evaluation skills.
lots of homers on here, typically overvaluing guys they are excited about.
Unless O’Hoppe has recently jumped up prospect charts, the Phillies just absolutely pantsed the Angels.
Hope the Phillies love strikeouts. He’ll have you remembering Ryan Howard.
This is a great pick up for the Phillies, but all the PhiLOLies don’t get it now.
Horrible Dombrowski. Just horrible
Phillies fans will love Marsh’ hustle. I think this is a big loss for the Angels.
This Phillies fan agrees… O’Hoppe has the potential to be a legit starter.. I think this was a fair trade. Both teams win
Way to many strike outs.
Could have just claimed Jankowski and had a better OF.. Marsh is poverty, and such a dull bat.. Another mind boggling move to give up a prospect for that
Horrible trade. He strikes out way to much. Why? He doesn’t really hit home runs.
Horrible trade. He strikes out way to much.
24 years old with 5 years of control who immediately upgrades your defense for a catching prospect who is blocked. Such a horrible trade
Old Dombrowski just said Logan O’Hoppe was untouchable and then proceeds to trade him straight up for an unproven guy who has been horrendous on both sides of the ball this year lmao.
Marsh was the #38 best prospect in baseball one year ago. O’Hoppe is the 50th best prospect now.
Marsh plays excellent defense and will help stabilize a horrible defensive outfield today.
Marsh has a chance to help the Phillies get into the playoffs this year.
O’Hoppe may one day hit enough to overcome his so=so defense at catcher.
I have no idea why Phillies fans are so upset.
I’m not. The starting pitching market prices appear to be too steep right now. Dombrowski addressing other needs and defense in the outfield was a HUGE need. And finally, as a fan, I don’t have to watch Odubel Herrera and Familia any longer. That’s the best news of the day
I still see a SP move in the cards, just not Rodon or Thor levels. Maybe a Eovaldi, Wood, Davies, Miley, etc.
I agree Darkside. The asking prices have been steep. I still think Dom nets a starter by the end of the deadline
I agree. They have to. And with O’Hoppe gone, I don’t think they can get Thor or especially Rodon.
I’m not upset either… I think Dave did great today. Team is much better today than yesterday. Segura back soon… Harper hopefully at month end… 11 games left against the Nationals… playoffs are definitely in reach… then it is anyone’s guess as to what happens.
Need a starter. Eflin is out for the year. We can’t keep up the bullpen games.
Marsh is still single right? I’m going to introduce him to my friend’s ugly daughter…….maybe he won’t strike out with her……..117k in 292AB……..he will have to trim his hair and beard, it is even wilder than Bryce’s and Bryce won’t like that……….
O’Hoppe had no avenue to the majors with the Phillies, so he was going to be traded eventually. You get a high-level, controllable CF talent in return. Good trade. I would have liked to see Thor along with March for a bigger package.
Dombrowsky, it’s time to retire, this trade accomplished nothing but giving away your number three prospect for garbage. This guy is no better than Veirling or Oduble and only clogs the team up. A .226 average and strikes out almost 40 % of the time. Obviously, your best days as a G.M. are far behind you. You stink, this player is nothing the Phillies needed.
You’ve never seen the kid play… Did you purposefully skip the part where he’s one of the best defensive outfielders in the AL? And maybe the Phillies’ defense is the part that’s garbage?
Marsh is not garbage. You will see him turn into a very good ballplayer very soon.
Dombrowsky, why don’t you make a positive move and just release Familia, if you can’t find some fool to eat his six million dollar salary, cause you were the fool who gave it to him. At least if he isn’t on the roster, I won’t have to worry about Thompson putting him in games where he loses and eight run lead, plus I won’t have to see you dealing away Phillies prospects for garbage players.
He just did
Familia and Herrera were DFA’d
I like the value that the Phillies got, but Marsh needs another year in AAA, while the Phillies need him now. Less than 100 AAA ABs, and the Angels thought he was ready.
As a Phillies fan, losing Herrera and Familia, while giving up Brown and O’Hoppe to add Robertson and Marsh is a Huge upgrade from where we were yesterday. Any fan who thinks otherwise is just a DD hater… these were great moves for this year.
So the Angels are going with a Jo Adell/Magneuris Sierra/Dillon Thomas Outfield til Ward and/or Trout come back?
The Angels really should throw Ohtani’s name out there just to see if anyone is willing to come close to what the Nats got for Soto.
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Is this Arte’s way of re-booting? I like the deal for the Angels but it needs to be apart of something bigger …….They should really dish Ohtani in the next 75 mins and see if they can gain traction on that Rasiel/Toronto angle
Noah’s going somewhere as well here soon
Sad to see Marsh go tbh, he’s a gamer and plays tough. Phillies fans will find him a great fit.
With these two moves Familia and Herrera are DFA’d which in itself is a huge positive. Robertson is quality and Brandon Marsh is a huge defensive upgrade and was a top 50 prospect last year and is only 24 so maybe can improve his hitting working with the excellent Kevin Long as a Hitting Coach. Now we need a starter.
Better fielder, former top 50 prospect at 24 and Familia and Herrera are gone.
Angels are the Mets of the west
Would much rather have seen adell go than marsh
what a effing dumb move by Minasian. Actually just one of countless!
The White Hawk, Brandon Marsh has a stance similar to Andre Dawson, a nice lefty bat, good approach at the plate, will do well with regular playing time.
This is a horrible trade for the Angels. Trading a guy with huge upside, a top 50 MLB prospect recently, for yet another defense first catcher? Wow. Call me unimpressed if the return player “has been hitting well in the minors (at .269 in AA). Had he been hitting .364, then I’d be impressed. .269 in AA probably grades to .210 in the Majors.
His K% is troubling, it’s possible the Angels just don’t think he’s gonna be a competent MLB hitter.
Would rather the Phillies have gotten Michael A. Taylor but whatever.
3rd best prospect for a meh CF? Not much better than the incumbent trash bag CFs we had. I’ll put this one in the L column, but I guess you could say if it you look at the collective moves vs what they gave up they came out ahead.
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Super bummed to see Marsh go! Dudes going to be a stud!