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The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly buying and selling veteran Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros, in response to Dan Connolly of The Athletic.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported it is a three-team deal, with the Tampa Bay Rays getting outfielder Jose Siri from Houston.
The Orioles are lastly starting to show the nook of their lengthy and painful rebuild. Flirting with a .500 end (51-51) is a welcome departure for a franchise that owned MLB’s worst successful proportion (.379) between 2017 and 2021, per Stathead.
To the purpose Baltimore was going to be lively forward of Tuesday’s commerce deadline, although, it figured to be extra of a vendor somewhat than a purchaser. This may need been the final time to money in on Mancini as a commerce asset since he has a $10 million mutual option for 2023.
The 30-year-old’s uncooked numbers aren’t nice.
Via 92 video games, the primary baseman/outfielder has 10 dwelling runs, 86 strikeouts and a .268/.347/.404 slash line.
Mancini’s superior numbers higher show how he is performing relative to his friends. He has a .330 wOBA and 114 wRC+, in response to FanGraphs, and he boasts a .268 anticipated batting common and a .468 anticipated slugging proportion, per Baseball Savant.
His dwelling run whole may look a bit of completely different as nicely if the Orioles hadn’t pushed back the fence in left area.
The 2019 season will most likely stay an outlier in Mancini’s MLB profession. He hit 35 homers and had a .535 slugging proportion that 12 months.
Nevertheless, the 2021 American League Comeback Participant of the Yr—he gained the award after a cancer analysis in 2020 and returning to the sector—has proven he generally is a reliable hitter and get on base at a wholesome clip.
The precise-handed Mancini ought to have a constructive influence on Houston’s offense over the stretch run, and his $10 million wage for 2023 is not a nasty funding within the occasion he needs to return.