With the trade deadline 16 days away, it was not fun as an Astros fan to see Aroldis Chapman mowing down the Guardians for his first save as a Texas Ranger, then Eduardo Escobar deliver two hits to help the Angels rally for a wild 13-12 win against the Astros.
In our Statis-Pro game, those are the two biggest pick-ups as we follow major league trades. We all expect a bunch of trades as the August 1 deadline, but here are the five trades that moved a Statis-Pro card from one team to another already. Three are just average relief pitchers, but Chapman and Escobar have great cards.
I took a grandson to a Brewers-Royals game and told him to watch Chapman throw well over 100 mph. He already has a GREAT PB 2-8 card in the game that will help the Rangers a lot, but in real play he has been ever better - facing 17 batters in five games and allowing only two to reach while striking out 7 with no walks, and of the 10 who made contact against him two went for hits and the other eight were out. With no runs allowed in the five games for the Rangers, his season ERA is down to 2.10.
Escobar has a great five home run card (24-28 are homers) and while almost all of the Deep drives of 31-33 were caught in the pitchers heaven where the Mets (only home run on 11-13 and fly out on 14-88) many of those are homers in the Angels park (11-54 homer, 55-88 fly out) as shown on our ballpark home run chart. The average is 11-35 homer. In fact, Escobar was not playing up to this projection with the Mets with only four homers after having a bit of decline each year from his monster 2019 when he led the league with 10 triples and added 35 homers.
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|Card now||Pos||Player||Change in card||Card Stats||Update|
|ARI||1||Drey Jameson||60-day||Card ERA: 4.22||8-Jul|
|ATL||1||Dylan Lee (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 3.65||30-Jun|
|ATL||1||Max Fried (Pitch: L)||Use Again, off DL||Card ERA: 3.58||5-Jun|
|ATL||1||Nick Anderson||60-day||Card ERA: 4.41||13-Jul|
|BAL||1||Mychal Givens||60-day||Card ERA: 4.06||1-Jul|
|BOS||6/45'||Yu Chang||60-day||Card OPS: 0.701||22-Jun|
|CIN||1||Joel Kuhnel||Hou via trade||Card ERA: 4.18||17-Jun|
|CIN||1||Nick Lodolo (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 3.68||3-Jun|
|COL||1||Antonio Senzatela||60-day DL||Card ERA: 5.39||11-Jun|
|COL||1||Ryan Feltner||60-day||Card ERA: 5.45||29-May|
|DET||1||Matthew Boyd (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 4.22||27-Jun|
|DET||1||Tyler Alexander (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 4.26||4-Jul|
|DET||8/||Riley Greene (Bat: L)||Use Again, off DL||Card OPS: 0.729||31-May|
|KCR||1||Josh Staumont||60-day||Card ERA: 4.19||15-Jul|
|KCR||1||Josh Taylor (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 3.65||4-Jul|
|KCR||3/||Vinnie Pasquantino (Bat: L)||60-day||Card OPS: 0.826||18-Jun|
|LAA||1||José Suarez (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 4.42||20-Jun|
|LAA||5/46'||Eduardo Escobar (Bat: S)||NYM via Trade||Card OPS: 0.709||24-Jun|
|LAD||1||Dustin May||60-day||Card ERA: 3.65||23-May|
|LAD||87/9||Trayce Thompson||60-day||Card OPS: 0.741||11-Jun|
|MIA||1||Trevor Rogers (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 3.78||14-Jun|
|MIA||/8H||Jonathan Davis||60-day||Card OPS: 0.633||11-Jul|
|NYM||1||Trevor Gott||Sea via Trade||Card ERA: 3.91||4-Jul|
|NYY||1||Nestor Cortes (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 3.96||8-Jul|
|OAK||1||Drew Rucinski||60-day||Card ERA: 4.08||20-Jun|
|OAK||1||Zach Jackson||60-day||Card ERA: 3.77||21-Jun|
|PIT||1||Vince Velasquez||60-day||Card ERA: 4.68||23-Jun|
|SDP||1||Luis García||Use, off DL||Card ERA: 3.35||5-Jun|
|SDP||/2||Luis Campusano||Use, off DL||Card OPS: 0.673||2-Jun|
|SEA||1||Penn Murfee||60-day||Card ERA: 3.91||5-Jul|
|SEA||1||Robbie Ray (Pitch: L)||60-day||Card ERA: 3.77||12-Jun|
|STL||78/||Tyler O'Neill||Use Again, off DL||Card OPS: 0.779||6-Jul|
|TB||1||Robert Stephenson||Pit via trade||Card ERA: 4.12||2-Jun|
|Tex||1||Aroldis Chapman (Pitch: L)||KC via trade||Card ERA: 3.45||30-Jun|
|TEX||1||Jacob deGrom||60-day||Card ERA: 2.65||5-Jun|