Trade Deadline Recap
The Mariners made several trades over the last few days leading up to today’s 1 pm (PT) non-waiver trade deadline.
Here is a recap of the trades:
- OF Ramon Flores and RHP Jose Ramirez acquired from New York (AL) for OF Dustin Ackley (7/30)
- LHPs Rob Rasmussen, Jake Brentz & Nick Wells acquired from Toronto for RHP Mark Lowe (7/31)
- RHP Adrian Sampson acquired from Pittsburgh for LHP J.A. Happ (7/31)
Here are some tidbits on the six new players that are joining the organization:
Sampson, 23, is a Redmond native who was drafted by the Pirates out of Bellevue College in 2012 after attending Skyline High School in Sammamish. With AAA Indianapolis this season, he is 8-8 with a 3.98 ERA (55 ER, 124.1 IP) with 95 strikeouts in 21 starts. Amongst International League leaders he ranks tied for 1st in starts, 4th in strikeouts and 3rd in innings pitched. In four minor league seasons, he is 24-23 with a 3.87 ERA (204 ER, 474.0 IP) with 333 strikeouts in 85 games including 82 starts. He played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League following the 2014 season where he posted a 2.25 ERA (3 ER, 12.0 IP) in 10 relief appearances. He was rated by Baseball America as the 15th-best prospect in the Pirates organization entering the 2015 season.
Rasmussen, 26, appeared in one game with Toronto earlier this year and was 4-1 with one save and a 2.36 ERA (11 ER, 42.0 IP) with 40 strikeouts in 34 games including one start with AAA Buffalo in the International League. In 12.1 Major League innings over the last two seasons, he has a 2.92 ERA (4 ER, 12.1 IP) with 14 strikeouts. He was originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2nd round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of the University of California, Los Angeles. During his minor league career, he is 28-34 with a 3.72 ERA (214 ER, 517.2 IP) with 438 strikeouts in 157 games including 78 starts over 6 minor league seasons in the Miami, Houston, Los Angeles (NL) & Toronto organizations.
Wells, 19, was 1-2 with a 4.78 ERA (17 ER, 32.0 IP) with 31 strikeouts in 7 starts for Rookie level Bluefield in the Appalachian League this season. He was originally drafted by Toronto in the 3rd round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft out of Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Virginia. In two minor league seasons, he is 2-5 with a 5.26 ERA (39 ER, 66.2 IP) with 49 strikeouts. Wells is listed as the Blue Jays No. 28 prospect by Baseball America.
Brentz, 20, was 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA (10 ER, 22.0 IP) with 16 strikeouts in 6 starts for Rookie level Bluefield in the Appalachian League. He was originally drafted by Toronto in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft out of Parkway South High School in Manchester, Missouri. In three minor league seasons, he is 1-4 with a 4.80 ERA (37 ER, 69.1 IP) with 58 strikeouts in 27 games including 12 starts.
And here is a look at the Mariners current 25-man roster: