Stallings Traded To Marlins

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https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/11/ ... rlins.html

Looking to the Pittsburgh’s return, they’ll add an immediate rotation piece (Thompson) in addition to a pair of promising young arms. The 28-year-old Thompson proved to be an outstanding pickup on a minor league deal last winter after the White Sox allowed him to become a free agent.

Thompson, a former fifth-rounder, gave the Marlins 75 innings of 3.24 ERA/3.69 FIP ball over the life of 26 appearances, including 14 starts. His 21% strikeout rate and 8.9% walk rate aren’t exactly dominant numbers, but Thompson thrived in terms of generating weak contact; his 87.6 mph average exit velocity ranked in the 76th percentile of MLB hurlers, while his 33.9% hard-hit rate checked into the 82nd percentile. The spin rate on his four-seamer is also in the 92nd percentile.

While Thompson won’t be mistaken for a top-of-the-rotation arm, he’ll give the Bucs six years of club control and won’t be eligible for arbitration until at least the 2023-24 offseason. (At 121 days of service in his debut season, he’ll be on the bubble of Super Two status, barring fundamental changes to the arbitration system in collective bargaining negotiations.) As it stands right now, Pittsburgh controls Thompson all the way through the 2027 season.

Nicolas, 22, was Miami’s second-round pick in the 2020 draft and ranked 23rd among their prospects on Baseball America’s midseason Top 30 list. He landed 16th at MLB.com and 18th among Miami farmhands on Eric Longenhagen’s rankings at FanGraphs. The Ball State product pitched to a combined 4.18 ERA through 99 innings of Class-A Advanced and Double-A ball this season, pitching more effectively at the more advanced of those two levels. Nicolas punched out 32% off his opponents this year, albeit with a somewhat bloated 11.5% walk rate. Miami has developed him as a starter to this point, but with a heater that reaches the upper 90s and a plus slider, it’s possible he’ll ultimately move to the bullpen.

Scott, meanwhile, was Miami’s first-round pick back in 2018. While he still landed in the middle tiers of the Miami system at both FanGraphs and MLB.com, Scott’s stock has dipped a bit since that lofty selection. (The lack of a minor league season in 2020 surely didn’t help his development.) Scott spent the 2021 season in Class-A Advanced, where he posted a solid .276/.333/.446 batting line with 10 homers and 14 steals, and reports on him suggest that he’s capable of playing a quality center field and hitting near the top of the lineup if things pan out. Scott only recently turned 22, and with a pretty good showing at Class-A Advanced under his belt, he could be ticketed for Double-A Altoona in 2022.
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"The 31-year-old Stallings (32 next month) will come to the Marlins with three years of club control remaining and give the Fish a standout defensive catcher to pair with their burgeoning young pitching staff. While his offensive numbers don’t stand out — Stallings has batted .251/.331/.374 with 17 homers, 32 doubles and a triple in 780 plate appearances dating back to 2019 — the 2021 Gold Glover is one of the best defensive players in the sport, regardless of position.

Over the past three seasons, Stallings has racked up 42 Defensive Runs Saved, including 21 DRS this past season. He notched an imposing 36.2% caught-stealing rate from 2019-20 and has a career 27% mark, though it’s worth noting that he slipped to 21% in that department this past season. Each of Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and Statcast peg Stallings as an above-average pitch framer, and Prospectus credits his ability to block pitches in the dirt as plus as well."
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I was disappointed to see this but not surprised. The Pirates aren't winning anything this year and they have been consistent with what they are doing - stocking the farm system. I do see the argument to have a veteran catcher to manage young pitchers but I am also guessing Stallings' stock won't be much higher than it is now.
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Az Bucco fan
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I wonder who will be catching for us this upcoming season.....ouch.
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Az Bucco fan wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:54 pm I wonder who will be catching for us this upcoming season.....ouch.
With an inexperienced pitching staff, I would think it is a pretty important job in the Pirates development process.
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Kind of shocking, to see Stallings traded and Moran, Kuhl, and Brault cut. I didn't like any of these moves at first, but knowing that they signed Perez, and giving the other moves time to sink in, I'm ok with all of it.
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Dumping everybody making over $1 million and starting all over again every year is simply not the way to build a team. That model has got us 0 Division Championship since the Division structure was created.
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They signed Perez for 5 million and Yoshi for four. So it's not just about dumping salary.
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Ralphie wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:26 am They signed Perez for 5 million and Yoshi for four. So it's not just about dumping salary.
It's definitely not a salary dump. I know they are only allowed to keep so many guys on their 40 man roster, therefore they have to make strategic decisions. I have confidence in Cherington and thinks he knows what he is doing.
Next year is obviously a rebuilding year. I am a little puzzled that he is filling roster spots with one year contracts (Perez, Yoshi, Gamels) for guys that I don't think will be part of our future.
Keep posting Ralphie. You are good at putting things in perspective.
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