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BREAKING: Phillies trade Neshek to Colorado for three minor leaguers

According to multiple reports, the Phillies have traded reliever Pat Neshek plus cash considerations to the Colorado Rockies for minor-league infielder Jose Gomez, right-handed pitcher J.D. Hammer and right-handed pitcher Alejandro Requena.

Gomez, the top name in the trade, was ranked 20th in the Rockies’ system heading into the season, according to John Sickels at Minor League Ball. A 20-year-old in the Class A South Atlantic League, Gomez is hitting .324/.374/.437 in 318 at bats. He’s known for a solid contact tool with average defensive capability.

Hammer, a 23-year-old in advanced A-ball, has a 5.25 ERA with 18 strikeouts and nine walks in 12 appearances. And Requena, also 20 and playing in the South Atlantic League, has a 2.85 ERA with 97 strikeouts and 25 walks in 19 starts.

Neshek was one of the Phils’ more valuable players this season, putting up a 1.12 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. He was the team’s lone all-star this year, and was figured to be traded by Monday’s non-waiver deadline.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Chuckie

    July 26, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    I really like the trade because I feel like we got 2 pretty good prospects out of this, and Neshek said he even might want to come back during free agency. I think we won this trade, and all we need to do now is trade Kendrick and Joseph in my opinion.

  2. betasigmadeltashag

    July 27, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I like the trade, even if none of the prospects pan out. You got potential back for an aging reliever, who would not be part of the long term future. As much as I like Hernandez, I think you may get a decent return if you trade him, and I think Kingerly is the real deal and should be the starting second basemen next year, if not this year, if Cesar is traded. Not sure what you can get for Joeseph, but I would not be surprised to see him go, though I think he could be a piece to the future good team. I truly think you can win with an OF of Oduble, Altherr, and Williams. I am a believer that RP are a dime a dozen and have good and bad years, a bull pen can be built from within easy, and the phillies have the pitching depth to do that.

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