The Yankees were very busy at the non-waiver trade deadline this year. Although there weren’t any ace pitchers available, Brian Cashman was able to bring in J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn. He also added Zach Britton to the bullpen, and Luke Voit to the bench. In addition, the Yankees acquired a considerable amount of international bonus pool money. When all was said and done, the team parted ways with 11 players at the deadline—a combination of prospects and major league players. Here’s a look at how the former Yankees are doing with their new teams.
It felt like the lefty was on the brink of being designated for assignment for much of his season in New York. Through 38 innings, Shreve had a 4.26 ERA (104 ERA+), 1.50 WHIP, and 1.9 HR/9 prior to the trade. So far, he has pitched better with St. Louis. He’s allowed just two earned runs across nine outings out of the Cardinals bullpen, and both were solo home runs. His strikeouts are up, his walks are down, and he’s giving up less hits.
The other player in the package that brought over Voit was Gallegos. The right-hander has yet to make his Cardinals debut, but he has given up just one run through 11.2 innings with their Triple-A affiliate. That’s good for a 0.77 ERA.
Cashman’s decision to send Warren to the Mariners in exchange for just international bonus pool money was a surprising one. He currently owns a 3.12 ERA (6.50 FIP) through his first ten appearances with Seattle. Warren has struggled with his command so far, having issued seven free passes through just 8.2 innings. He has managed just four strikeouts.
The right-handed reliever had the opportunity to make his major league debut since joining the Orioles. He hasn’t exactly pitched well, though. Carroll has been tagged for six earned runs through just eight innings. His worst outing came against his former team this weekend when Neil Walker and Luke Voit both took him deep.
Tate has been roughed up through five starts with Baltimore’s Double-A team. He has surrendered a whopping 21 earned runs over 28.2 innings. His 6.59 ERA and 4.46 FIP leave a lot to be desired, especially considering that his strikeouts per nine innings have dropped from 8.17 in Trenton down to 4.71 with the Orioles’ Double-A affiliate.
Rogers has fared better in Baltimore’s system so far. He has posted a 2.08 ERA (4.12 FIP) through 30.1 innings with 5.34 K/9, 2.08 BB/9, and 0.89 HR/9. Opponents have hit just .226 against him.
The 19-year-old right-hander was shipped off to Minnesota as part of the deal for Lance Lynn. He had made his way up to High-A with the Yankees, but the Twins sent him to their Advanced Rookie affiliate. Rijo has posted a 1.40 ERA (4.28 FIP) through his first four starts.
Another player shipped off for international bonus pool money was Frare, who ended up with the White Sox. The southpaw has been mostly dominant out of their Triple-A bullpen so far. Frare has been responsible for just one earned run over 10.2 innings, while notching 15 strikeouts. The only thing he hasn’t successfully done is limit walks (5.06 BB/9).
It has been a season of debuts for McKinney. He made his Yankees debut during opening weekend, but quickly suffered an injury and didn’t end up making it back to the majors in pinstripes. He has already made his Blue Jays debut, too. Obviously this entire story is looking at small sample sizes, but McKinney has not disappointed in Toronto. The outfielder has six hits and two home runs through his first 15 at-bats.
It sure has been a rough season for Drury. First he missed significant time while dealing with migraines and blurred vision, then Miguel Andujar stole the starting job away from him and he was banished to Triple-A. Not long after joining the Blue Jays, Drury suffered a left hand fracture and he isn’t expected to return until September. He slashed .154/.241/.231 through 26 at-bats prior to the injury.
Austin was originally sent to the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate before making his debut with Minnesota on August 11th. Since then, he has collected 10 hits across 34 at-bats, including three home runs. His dad also decided to take some shots at Greg Bird on Twitter over the past few weeks. Will the Yankees eventually regret trading Austin? Eh, maybe. In the meantime, he might want to delete his dad’s Twitter and let the stats speak for themselves.