After the San Francisco Giants added slugging outfielder Carlos Beltran to their pitching-rich team,…
Trade Analysis: A's Land Value For Ziegler
First, there's Brandon Allen. Allen has struggled with his strikeout rates throughout his career, but his power stroke is just too significant to ignore. He slugged 25 home runs in Triple-A last season and has hit 18 long balls this year. There's some length to his swing and he's experienced some serious growing pains when he's come up to the big leagues in the past, but this is a 25-year-old lefty slugger worth remaining patient with.
The other player Oakland received from Arizona is lefty reliever, Jordan Norberto. He's had some big league experience in the past and one thing to note about him is his fastball. He sits between 92-96 mph and he's a swing and miss type pitcher against lefties when he's right. His low 80s curveball also shows good potential.
Considering what Oakland traded was just a situational reliever, admittedly a very good one, the A's have to be very happy with the talent they received from Arizona. They landed a pitcher who could also be a solid situational pitcher and a left-handed bat with massive power potential.
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