Daniel Palencia An Ultimate Lottery Ticket Of A Prospect
He also has a curve that, when he gets it anywhere near the plate, is unfair when Low-A hitters are gearing up for 99 or so. A fun thing about Palencia is that he carries his games into the fourth or fifth inning as often as not in the Cubs pipeline. To this point, Palencia’s production leaves a lot to be desired. He had posted a 6.91 ERA and a 1.605 WHiP in his 14.1 innings at Stockton, striking out 14 batters while issuing six walks. Palencia has left too many pitches over the plate, as he has allowed three homers amongst the 17 hits he has given up on the year.
Nonetheless, here is my list of the five pitching prospects the Cubs added in July, based on likelihood to matter into the future. So far, Palencia is largely a two-pitch pitcher. One is a fastball that goes anywhere from 97 to 101.
July 26, 2022 Chicago Cubs traded LHP Andrew Chafin to Oakland Athletics for 1B Greg Deichmann and RHP Daniel Palencia.
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The A’s, as an aggressive trader, were a suitable trade partner in 2022. Any team that is aggressively trying to trade the future for the present would be a suitable trade partner in 2022, as well. I still view 2022 as a step toward 2023 and beyond, more than a destination.
Chafin for Greg Deichmann would have been a realistic roster-offset swap, but to get the deal done, an extra piece was needed. The content on this site is for entertainment and educational purposes only. All advice, including picks and predictions, is based on individual commentators’ opinions and not that of Minute Media or its related brands.
- Even prospect rankings are not close to being in agreement; Fangraphs ranked him as the A’s 12th best prospect, while other sites did not include him in their top 50 prospect lists.
- Any team that is aggressively trying to trade the future for the present would be a suitable trade partner in 2022, as well.
- He was a nice add from an organization that likes to trade prospects when contending.
- So far, Palencia is largely a two-pitch pitcher.
With that news, jumping back to look at the Cubs’ addition of pitcher Daniel Palencia from the A’s organization seems appropriate. Oakland has a tendency to go more aggressively for the current season than most teams do. T’s rarely 100 percent this way or even 90 percent, but the A’s see perfectly willing to trade quantity for quality if contending. For instance, they sent away Addison Russell and Billy McKinney in 2022. If they’re having a good season, they’re a valid trade partner.