Wednesday, July 31, 2019

MLB Trade Review: A's acquire Roark

From USA Today


       The Oakland Athletics have acquired RHP Tanner Roark from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for OF Jameson Hannah.

       The A's could use starting pitching help, and while they did get Homer Bailey from the Royals earlier this month, Roark is significantly better than Bailey. He is a free agent at the end of the year. He is a decent third or fourth starter.

        Roark, 32, has a 4.24 ERA with 108 strikeouts in 110.1 innings for the Reds this year. In his MLB career for the Reds and Washington Nationals, Roark has a 3.66 ERA with 840 strikeouts in 1045.1 innings.

        The Reds get a decent return for a pending free agent with an ERA over 4.00. Hannah was Oakland's 8th best prospect, per MLB Pipeline. He hits for average and can steal some bases.

        Hannah, 21, has a .283 batting average with two homers, 31 RBIs and six stolen bases in 414 Plate Appearances for High-A Stockton. In his minor league career, the 2018 2nd rounder has a .282  batting average with three homers, 41 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 509 Plate Appearances.

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