Who could the Padres want
What I’m having a harder time figuring out is what the Padres would want back from the Yankees.
Yes, the Yankees are stacked, but for a team hoping to win a World Series in 2020, I’m not sure they’d be willing to give up much on their Major League roster.
Frazier was once a top prospect who hasn’t quite lived up to his potential. It might be time for a change of scenery.
The only problem is that he’s not a center fielder, even though he played there some in the minors, and the Padres outfield is already pretty crowded.
Andujar is intriguing to me as he finished second in the the AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2018 after hitting.297 with 27 home runs.
But then he only played 12 games in 2019 because of injuries and lost his spot at third base.
He’s known to be a below-average defender at third. My hope would be that he could go to second base and possibly become the second baseman of the future in San Diego.
The only other name that really interests me is outfielder Mike Tauchman.
He broke out with the Yankees in 2019 at 28 years old hitting .277/.361 with 13 home runs in 260 at-bats.
I ran across this article from our friend Mickey Koke who also mentions Tauchman as a possible trade option.
He’s capable of playing all three outfield positions and playing them well as he had 14 defensive runs saved last season and 4.6 UZR.
Most of his time came in the corners, but he did play almost 100 innings in center with 2 DRS and 0.7 UZR.