Frankie Montas trade: Yankees boost rotation at deadline by acquiring topline starter from A's, per report

Mon, Aug 1, 2022
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Frankie Montas trade: Yankees boost rotation at deadline by acquiring topline starter from A's, per report

The New York Yankees are nearing an agreement to acquire right-handers'Frankie Montas'and Lou Trivino from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for prospects, according to the YES Network.

Montas, 29 years old, was the top starting pitcher on the trade market following Friday night's trade that saw the Seattle Mariners obtain Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds. In 19 starts this season, he's compiled a 3.18 ERA (117 ERA+) and a 3.89 strikeout-to-walk ratio. His contributions have been worth an estimated 1.6 Wins Above Replacement, per Baseball-Reference's calculations.'

AP Sports recently ranked Montas as the second-best pitcher available. :

Montas' arsenal remains power-based. He throws four pitches more than 10 percent of the time, and none of them clock in slower than 86 mph. (So much for needing a wide velocity band to keep batters off-balance.) The main reason he's behind Castillo is he's reliably unreliable. Put another way, Castillo is on pace for his fourth 100-plus inning season in five tries; Montas' next will be the second of his career, a product of injury and suspension. On the bright side, he's quite good when he's available, and an acquiring team will control his services through the 2023 season.'

AP Sports will have more on this story shortly.'

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