San Diego Padres: 5 trade targets from the AL East

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 17: Trey Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after hitting a two RBI home run against the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 17: Trey Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after hitting a two RBI home run against the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – JUNE 26: Trey  Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles swings at a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – JUNE 26: Trey  Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles swings at a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

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One of the names I’ve been falling in love with this offseason is Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini.

The 27-year-old outfielder is under team control for three more seasons and is coming off a 2019 season in which he hit .291 with a .364 OBP to go along with 35 home runs and 97 RBI on a very bad Orioles team.

In his career, he’s a .276 hitter with 86 home runs, an OBP of .335, and an OPS of .819.

Again, he’s a right-handed hitter, but he’s actually hit better against righties (.279) in his career than lefties (.267).

FanGraphs has him as a below-average defensive player over his career, but I can get over that if he’s putting up those numbers at the plate.

It’s unclear if Mancini is even available, but with the Orioles in a long rebuild, I don’t see why they wouldn’t be looking to trade him for some prospects.

And I’m sure they could get a nice return for him after the season he just had.

There isn’t really much else on the Orioles roster that intrigues me expect maybe a bullpen arm like Mychal Givens.

Dylan Bundy was once a can’t-miss prospect who the Padres could buy low on and hope a change of scenery does him some good.

But Mancini is the main target here.

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