The Mariners traded another one of their young pitchers but they got a blue chip prospect in return in their trade with the Yankees. The Mariners get stud prospect Jesus Montero and minor league pitcher Hector Noesi for Michael Pineda and pitching prospect Jose Campos.
Pineda was really sharp in his major league debut season in 2011 but Montero is a stud at the plate. Montero raked in a September call up with a .996 OPS in 69 plate appearances and he has a career .867 OPS in five minor league seasons. He’s just 22 as well so there’s plenty of time for him to become an All Star catcher.
Noesi is also major league ready. He had a nice season in his first full season at the Triple A level. He pitches a little bit too much to contact but he was able to keep his ERA at 3.28 last season.
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