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All you need to know about the players the Fish got in Blockbuster deal
- Updated: November 14, 2012
If you thought the “Miguel Cabrera trade” was awful, wait until you hear what the Marlins got for trading Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck.
Yunel Escobar – Shortstop
This is worst player the Marlins could have gotten in this trade. He displayed a homophobic slur on the eye-black stickers that he wore while playing against the Boston Red Sox on September 15. This shows that he’s no leader.
Escobar’s numbers aren’t great either. Last season, the 30 year old had a batting average of .253 with 9 homers and 51 RBI’s. The only good thing about Escobar is his fielding. Last year he only committed 12 errors and he’s a .976 fielder. He’s signed through 2013 and he’ll make $5 million next season.
Adeiny Hechavarria - Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Adeiny Hechavarria is a 23 year old shortstop born in Cuba. Last season, he made his major league debut.
He played 41 games, in those games he batted .254 with 2 homers and 15 RBI.
Adeiny Hechavarria is well known for his glove and speed. In Triple-A he hit .312 with 6 home runs and 63 RBI’s.
Henderson Alvarez – Pitcher
Henderson Alvarez, 22, is a right handed pitcher born in Venezuela. He went 9-14 with a 4.85 ERA in 31 starts in his first complete season as a starter.
Alvarez has been with the Blue Jays organization since he was seventeen years old.
His best season in the minors was in 2011, where he had an ERA of 3.18 with 8 wins and 5 losses.
Justin Nicolino – LHP
Justin Nicolino, 20, might be the best player the Marlins got. The left handed pitcher, who was born in Orlando, was considered the fifth-best prospect in the Blue Jays farm system. Nicolino went 10-4 with a 2.46 ERA with 119 strikeouts in 28 games started last season in Single-A.
He won’t be ready yet, but he should be in the majors very soon.
Jake Marisnick – Outfield
Jake Marisnick, 21, played for Marlins new manager Mike Redmond at Single-A Dunedin for half of 2012.
Jake Marisnick finished the 2012 season in Double-A.
He finished with a .249 batting average with 8 homers and 50 RBI’s in the entire minor league season.
Anthony DeSclafani – Pitcher
Along with Justin Nicolino, Anthony DeSclafani is another good player the Marlins got.
In his first year as a professional player, he went 11-3 with a 3.37 ERA and 92 strikeouts at Single A Lansing of the Midwest League in 2012.
Last but not least, the veteran catcher Jeff Mathis. Mathis, 29, has spent most of his career as a backup catcher with the Angels and the Blue Jays.
In 2012, Mathis batted .218 with eight homers and 27 RBI in 71 games.
The Marlins got some good players but not good enough for Reyes, Johnson, Buehrle, Bonifacio and Buck.