The New York Yankees got a right-of-way Scott Evros of the Chicago Cubs versus right-back Hayden Wisinski in the minor league on Monday.
Evros, 28, is a side player in the midst of an outstanding rookie season. In 44 innings, he has a 2.66 ERA, a more than 4-to-1 strike-to-walk ratio and 2.19 FIP (Independent Pitch), the 10th best in baseball among bowlers with over 40 innings.
Trades for lighteners with several years of team control have been the focus of teams at this deadline – and in the case of Evros, he won’t reach the free agency until after the 2027 season. The Yankees are betting they retain their potency, something the evaluators believe they can do on their own. Despite the 90 mph fastball.
Evros’ excellent mastery of fast ball and pass slider (with a unique twist) allowed him to hit 50 hitters and only walk 11. Perhaps his best trait is his ability to keep the ball on the court. Evros allowed only two runs at home this year after giving up two in a 14-minute period late last season.
In the 15th round of Indiana University in the 2015 draft, Evros made parts of seven seasons in the Cubs system before making his debut last year. It was effective immediately last season as well, writing off the 18 and only walked once.
Wesneski, 24, is 6-7 with a 3.51 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. The Yankees picked him in the sixth round of the 2019 draft outside of Sam Houston State.
The Efros trade came a day after the San Francisco Giants acquired Shortstop Dixon Machado, which was in the junior league system for the Cubs. Chicago expects in time before the Tuesday trade deadline at 6 p.m. ET to move the catcher Wilson Contreras and diluents David Robertson And the Michael Givens. Defender Ian Hapwho has a year left of team control, can handle it too.
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