San Diego Padres: Evaluating a three-team trade with Blue Jays, Angels

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The Padres would get a promising, young bat in Miguel Hiraldo

It’s hard to stomach, but there is a scenario where Luis Patino could be traded for assets, as displayed in this trade. He would be the prize for the Blue Jays, and could potentially be available next season to bolster their rotation. The Angels are the third team involved in this trade, and the Padres are sending Dinelson Lamet to Joe Maddon’s squad as their big acquisition of this trade.

In regards to the players that the Padres are receiving, Miguel Hiraldo was an international free agent signing in July 2017. Like most position players in IFA, he was a shortstop, but he figures to be moved to either third base or second base as he physically matures. He’s still just 19 years of age and spent all of last year playing Rookie ball, slashing .300/.348/.481 with 20 doubles, seven home runs, and 37 RBI in 56 games.

Here’s what MLB Pipeline has to offer on Hiraldo:

"“Strong beyond his years, he has plus bat speed and impacts the ball using a quick, compact swing in which he generates huge extension through contact, driving the ball with back-spin carry. He has an innate feel for finding the barrel, too, though his approach can be too pull-oriented, and he’ll struggle with spin at times. The consistent gap power he showed in 2018, on top of his aforementioned swing mechanics, gives scouts the impression that Hiraldo could be good for 20-plus homers annually in his prime.”"