Mets Pull Off Trade With Miami For Pitching

The Mets have acquired right handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto in a trade with the Miami Marlins.

In exchange, Miami will receive infielder Federico Polanco.

The fish designated Yamamoto for assignment last week.

Yamamoto, you may remember, came to Miami from Milwaukee in the Christian Yelich deal.

He had a somewhat promising 2019 season which ultimately ended with a forearm strain. His 2020 was a disaster, surrendering 23 earned runs in just 11 innings. He also gave up 8 home runs. Yikes.

He doesn’t throw hard and has control problems. Yamamoto does strike out a good deal of hitters and has impressive spin rates on his fastball and curve.

Some good old pitching depth.

The Mets designated Robel Garcia for assignment to make room for Yamamoto.

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2 Replies to “Mets Pull Off Trade With Miami For Pitching”

  1. DHG-

    I think the Marlins did their homework on this one. Federico Polanco had one of the highest OPS in the Mets Organization while playing in the DSL 1 in 2019. His 2019 DSL 1 league stats produced an OPS of .886, with a slash line of .331 BA/.414 OBP/.472 Slg. 163 At Bats, 54 hits, 13 doubles, 5 triples, 23 walks, 23 Ks, 7 stolen bases. Federico was later promoted to the GCL Mets to end the season and struggled in 14 games with a .176 BA and .275 OBP. Lots of low level minor leaguers fall flat on their face as they advance but he had more success than a lot of prospects that are ranked higher.

    1. John that is great stuff. The initial reaction here was generally that the Mets did well to acquire some starting pitching depth, but Polanco was certainly making strides lately!

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