News broke slowly on Wednesday afternoon that the Astros could be
#Braves have traded Evan Gattis to the #Astros for— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) January 14, 2015
of prospects, I'm told by trio . source
What can Houston expect in return? From Joel Sherman:
Told Dexter Fowler will NOT be part of— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 14, 2015
to #Braves. It is 3 prospects going from #Astros. 2 top-10- Gattis trade types ish system from
Told #astros would be sending— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 14, 2015
back to #Braves for Gattis three pieces
Sherman follows up by saying the Astros will send right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz and right-hander Andrew Thurman, a second-round pick by the Astros in 2013.
Gattis, 28, has four more years of team control left. The slugging catcher hit
Ruiz, 20, hit
Thurman, a second-round pick in 2013, had a 5.38 ERA in 115 innings last season at Low-A Quad Cities. The former Anteater had a 3.74 FIP in those innings, striking out 107 while walking 40.
Without trading away a big-league outfielder, Gattis seems to have a home at first base more than left field.
What do you think? Will the Astros come out ahead on this trade?