Bryan De La Cruz

Bryan De La Cruz

RF - MIA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175 lbs
Age: 26
College: None
Miami Marlins

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The ScoreTwins trade batting champ Arraez to Marlins for Pablo Lopez, prospects

The Minnesota Twins traded American League batting champion Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Pablo Lopez and prospects Jose Salas and Byron Chourio, they announced Friday.Arraez was a first-time All-Star last season, slashing .316/.375/.420 with 31 doubles and a 131 wRC+. The 25-year-old contact specialist rarely strikes out, ranking in the 100th percentile in both K% and whiff%, according to Baseball Savant. players in the 100th percentile in both strikeout rate and whiff rate, 2022:Luis ArraezSteven Kwan pic.twitter.com/WjgCepwX77 Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) January 20, 2023 The left-handed-hitting infielder, who can man multiple positions, gives the Marlins a legitimate top-of-the-order threat after Miami ranked 27th in batting average and on-base percentage a season ago.Marlins' projected 2023 lineup ORDER PLAYER POS 1 Luis Arraez DH 2 Jean Segura 3B 3 Jazz Chisholm Jr. 2B 4 Garrett Cooper 1B 5 Avisail Garcia RF 6 Jorge Soler LF 7 Joey Wendle SS 8 Bryan De La Cruz CF 9 Jacob Stallings C Arraez also comes with plenty of club control. He isn't eligible for free agency until 2026 and is expected to earn somewhere between $5 million-$6.1 million through arbitration for 2023.Lopez, 26, had a terrific 2022 campaign for the Marlins. The Venezuelan posted a 3.75 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in a career-high 32 starts spanning 180 innings.He'll provide another solid arm for a Twins rotation that struggled to stay healthy last season and finished 27th in innings pitched, 18th in FIP, and 20th in ERA.Twins' projected 2023 rotation PITCHER THROWS Sonny Gray Right Pablo Lopez Right Joe Ryan Right Tyler Mahle Right Kenta Maeda Right Lopez becomes a free agent in 2025 and is set to earn $5.45 million this year.Salas is Miami's No. 5-ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The shortstop spent last season in Single-A, posting a .723 OPS with 41 RBIs and 33 steals in 109 games.Chourio, who didn't crack the Marlins' top 30 among prospects on MLB Pipeline, appeared in 51 games at the Dominican Summer League in 2022. The outfielder hit .344/.429/.410 in 217 plate appearances.Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Friday, Jan 20, 2023

The ScoreReport: Twins trade batting champ Arraez to Marlins for Pablo Lopez, prospects

The Minnesota Twins are trading American League batting champion Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Pablo Lopez and prospects Jose Salas and Byron Chourio, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.Arraez was a first-time All-Star last season, slashing .316/.375/.420 with 31 doubles and a 131 wRC+. The 25-year-old contact specialist rarely strikes out, ranking in the 100th percentile in both K% and whiff%, according to Baseball Savant. players in the 100th percentile in both strikeout rate and whiff rate, 2022:Luis ArraezSteven Kwan pic.twitter.com/WjgCepwX77 Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) January 20, 2023 The left-handed-hitting infielder, who can man multiple positions, gives the Marlins a legitimate top-of-the-order threat after Miami ranked 27th in batting average and on-base percentage a season ago.Marlins' projected 2023 lineup ORDER PLAYER POS 1 Luis Arraez DH 2 Jean Segura 3B 3 Jazz Chisholm Jr. 2B 4 Garrett Cooper 1B 5 Avisail Garcia RF 6 Jorge Soler LF 7 Joey Wendle SS 8 Bryan De La Cruz CF 9 Jacob Stallings C Arraez also comes with plenty of club control. He isn't eligible for free agency until 2026 and is expected to earn somewhere between $5 million-$6.1 million through arbitration for 2023.Lopez, 26, had a terrific 2022 campaign for the Marlins. The Venezuelan posted a 3.75 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in a career-high 32 starts spanning 180 innings.He'll provide the Twins with another solid arm in a rotation that struggled to stay healthy last season and finished 27th in innings pitched, 18th in FIP, and 20th in ERA.Twins' projected 2023 rotation PITCHER THROWS Sonny Gray Right Pablo Lopez Right Joe Ryan Right Tyler Mahle Right Kenta Maeda Right Lopez becomes a free agent in 2025 and is set to earn $5.45 million this year.Salas is Miami's No. 5-ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The shortstop spent last season in Single-A, posting a .723 OPS with 41 RBIs and 33 steals in 109 games.Chourio, who didn't crack the Marlins' top 30 among prospects on MLB Pipeline, appeared in 51 games at the Dominican Summer League in 2022. The outfielder hit .344/.429/.410 in 217 plate appearances.Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Friday, Jan 20, 2023


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