Reds Make a Trade to Acquire Top Prospects
After a long offseason, it’s finally time for the Reds to make a trade. They have a surplus of prospects and need to move them quickly. Noelvi Marte, RHP Luis Castillo and SS Victor Acosta are all attractive targets. But which of these players should the Reds acquire?
In a trade that involved some of baseball’s top prospects, the Reds acquired Jose Acuna and Hector Rodriguez from the New York Mets on Thursday night. The Reds also acquired minor league reliever Phillip Diehl in the deal. The players were acquired for future considerations and will be evaluated over the next few days.
SS Victor Acosta
The Reds have acquired shortstop Victor Acosta from the San Diego Padres. Acosta was considered one of the best prospects in San Diego’s system and had a strong debut in affiliated ball last season. In addition to his excellent stats, he also contributed to the Padres’ offense with five stolen bases and two home runs.
LHP Brock Selvidge
The Reds have reportedly been in talks to trade LHP Brock Selvidge in order to improve their starting rotation. Although Selvidge is only 24, he is a high-end prospect who has shown poise on the mound. He would be an excellent fit in the Reds’ young pitching staff. He would be a great fit alongside Nick Lodolo and Hunter Greene.
OF Edwin Arroyo
The Reds have added OF Edwin Arroyo to their roster. The former Mariners second baseman was traded from San Francisco to the Reds for Andrew Moore, Noelvi Marte, and Luis Castillo. All three prospects are considered to be among the best in baseball.
SS Noelvi Marte
The Reds have acquired a five-tool shortstop in the form of Noelvi Marte. The 20-year-old was ranked 47th overall by Baseball America. He has above-average hitting ability and power potential. He has the chance to stick at shortstop and also has enough bat to move to third base.