Twins - Acquired Castillo
Minnesota Twins - Acquired 2B Luis Castillo from the Florida Marlins for P Scott Tyler and P Travis Bowyer.
For a nice change of pace, Terry Ryan didn’t sit on his hands watching everybody make moves. This is an excellent trade for the Twins as they fill one of the biggest holes on the team without giving up anyone they value all that highly. Tyler’s not the level of prospect that Scott Baker or Francisco Liriano are and the Twins have a bunch of other decent mid-level arms with upside. Castillo will be quite popular in the Twin Cities after 2006, barring injury. He’s nowhere near as good as Carew was with the Twins, but after some of the middle infielders the Twins have trotted out, it’ll seem like he is.
This was more of a pure dump for the Marlins than the last trades. For Delgado and Beckett, the Marlins got prime prospects. Castillo’s a very good player as well, but they didn’t get nearly as much for him. I have no idea what the Marlins are going to do now at 2nd. They could rush Andino to the majors like Hanley and put the former at 2nd. Or they could play Josh Wilson, who won’t be good. Or stick Amezaga there or something.
2006 ZiPS Projection - Luis Castillo
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
532 94 171 15 5 4 58 73 57 15 .321 .401 .391
2006 ZiPS Projection - Travis Bowyer
W L G GS IP H ER HR BB SO ERA
4 4 56 0 79 63 34 8 43 96 3.87
Posted: December 02, 2005 at 07:32 PM | 56 comment(s)
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