OPEN DISCUSSION - Thor Trade to the Brewers


The Milwaukee Brewers are also showing interest in the services of pitcher Noah Syndergaard.

Here are the five prospects I would target and not leave without two of them from the prospect depleted Brewers

OF – Corey Ray – No one in this chain scores run more that Ray. Power/speed combo is just about the best in the minors. Having a ‘Ryley Gilliam’ year in AAA, but, on paper, he remains one of the five top prospects in the Brewers organization. Above average defender in CF. Fourth outfielder floor.

2019 stats – AAA: 101-AB, .178, 3-HR, 40-K, only 3-SB

OF – Tristan Lutz – had banner year with Class A ball (13-HR). Not lightning speed but he holds his own both on the bases but also in center. Accurate arms. Scouts project him as future right fielder.
2019 stats – A+ - 298-AB, .248, 9
-HR, 42-RBI

RHP Zack Brown – The Southern League most outstanding pitcher last year (AA: 9-1, 2.44). Having difficulty making the jump to AAA ball this season. 92=95 fastball. ++ curve is his best pitch
2019 stats – AAA: 17-starts, 2-6, 6.01, 82-IP, 64/50 K/BB

LHP Aaron Ashby – Nasty curve. Also slider like action when throwed harder. A real + pitch. Now sits 91-94, touching 96. A left that throws from the left side of the plate, making him a true headache to some batters. When on, he can miss bats with the best of them.

2019 stats - A/A+ - 16 G, 15-ST, 5-6, 3.13, 92-IP, 106-K

C Payton Henry – Above average raw power. Hits home runs with the distance that would make Pete Alonso smile. The bonus here is he has similar energy that Jeff McNeil shows every game, strong leadership skills, and 44% throw out ratio. Has the make-up of becoming a ‘power-over-hit’ everyday catcher in the majors.

2019 stats – A+ - 292-AB, .250, 10-HR, 51-RBI, 98-K


Robb said...

For me Thor ought to cost more then this selection of prospects offers. Ray has been a disappointment. You are talking about what the white soxs got from the cubs for Jose Quintana as a comp. That a top 10 prospect and another top 75 prospect plus some additional low level fliers. Thor has 2+ years of control.

If you want to trade him to the Padres and you start with Gore we can have a conversation.

Mack's Mets said...

And the team getting Thor also has to take Cano.

Mack Ade said...

my post on Thor to San Diego coming up this weekend

Tom Brennan said...

These guys would look like Seaver for Zachary etc. Just say no.

Now, if the Brewers still had Broxton...

Anonymous said...

Thor not starter I would consider trading. Rather cry baby whiner boy.

Anonymous said...

Look, the Mets need one more 30+ HR outfielder who can hit for average as well. e have "hopefuls" but "hopefuls" don't always win pennants, do they.

Dreams are nice, but at night while sleeping maybe.

Anonymous said...

On the bullpen. Red Sox bullpen is almost as bad as this one actually. The best I can suggest here is to throw as many arms at it as possible, see who sticks. Someone has to. And do include "wild haired ideas" like Uceta for instance. Sometimes the "wild hair ideas" find players that are truly most grateful for the opportunity to have a chance to stick.

Stranger things have happened.

And also, the Mets tried in 2011 onward to build the hardest fastball rotation east of the Mississipppi River. But it did not work really, if you're honest. Harvey's arm fell off, Wheeler, Noah, and Jake all spent time on the injury list, and Matz fell in the river, so to speak.

So why not add into the equation a purely control starter (or two) with not only great location but four pitches. Might work.

Tony said...

Thor to the Yankees for Sanchez should have been done during the Winter which really would have helped both teams.

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