2019 MLB Trade Deadline


The Winds of Winter
Apr 3, 2012
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I am notorious for not wanting Castellanos ,,, what is your rationale considering his numbers and also bearing in mind he has had two seasons of 20+ home runs ,,, and he is not a def option
  1. Home runs are not everything, and even if they were, Castellanos plays in one of the stingiest HR home parks in baseball. He'd likely have hit 20+ in 2015 & 2016 and 30+ the past two seasons if he wasn't stuck at Comerica for half his games.
  2. He's leading the league in doubles with 34 as of now. He's one of the best gap hitters in baseball.
  3. He's got an .822 OPS this season, which would only trail Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor, Oscar Mercado, and Tyler Naquin on this year's team. Two stars, a young phenom, and a resurging Naquin.
  4. He's got an insane 1.152 OPS against left handed pitching this season.
He's not perfect, but he wouldn't cost us any of our elite prospects and would be a legitimate bat in our lineup either at DH, 1B, or in RF. Getting him away from Comerica Park would make his counting numbers look a lot better too.

He's got a .720 OPS at Comerica this season, and a .922 OPS on the road.

I would LOVE to slot another .820+ OPS guy into our lineup, especially one who was putting up those kinds of numbers at Comerica Park.