Wednesday, July 31, 2019
MLB Trade Review: Braves acquire Greene
The Atlanta Braves have acquired RHP Shane Greene from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for LHP Joey Wentz and IF/OF Travis Demeritte.
The Braves could use bullpen help, and Greene will be their closer. He has had a career season, and will be a free agent after 2020. They only give up one top 30 prospect, and they have a very good farm system.
Greene, 30, has a 1.18 ERA with 43 strikeouts and 22 saves in 38 innings for the Tigers this year. In his MLB career for the Tigers and New York Yankees, Greene has a 4.53 ERA with 371 strikeouts with 65 saves in 391.2 innings.
The Tigers don't need Greene, and his stock is at its highest. He is having a career year, and he won't match his 2019 again. Wentz is a top 30 prospect, Demeritte isn't. Wentz was Atlanta's 7th best prospect.
Wentz, 21, has a 4.72 ERA with 100 strikeouts in 103 innings for AA Mississippi this year. In his minor league career he has a 3.31 ERA with 358 strikeouts in 345.2 innings.
Demeritte, 24, has a .286 average with 20 homers, 74 RBIs and four stolen bases in 399 Plate Appearances for AAA Gwinnett this year. In his minor league career, Demeritte has a .244 average with 114 homers, 357 RBIs and 53 stolen bases in 2795 Plate Appearances.