The Miami Marlins have been lively early on this offseason, regardless of having to function beneath a decent price range. Having already made strikes to increase the contract of younger star Sandy Alcantara and including veteran outfielder Avisail Garcia, Derek Jeter and Co. made one other splash on Tuesday.
Outfielder Kameron Misner, headed from the Marlins to the Rays for Joey Wendle, was the thirty fifth general decide within the 2019 draft out of Missouri. Reached Double A final season.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2021
In change for Wendle, the Marlins are sending outfield prospect Kameron Misner the opposite course. Misner ranks because the No. 21 prospect in Miami’s farm system, having been drafted in 2019 with the thirty fifth general decide. The 23-year-old superior so far as Double-A ball in 2021, slashing a mixed .253/.355/.433 with three dwelling runs and 12 RBI in 102 video games throughout two minor-league ranges.
Wendle had his greatest season within the massive leagues in 2021, incomes his first-ever All-Star look. He logged a .741 OPS final yr with 11 dwelling runs, 54 RBI, and a powerful 3.8 WAR, taking on a utility function in Tampa’s infield. After the robust season, he’ll be part of the Marlins who need to proceed their rebuild.
Wendle, 31, was a sixth-round draft decide in 2012 by the Cleveland Indians. He made his MLB debut in 2016 with the Oakland A’s, however didn’t exceed his rookie limits till 2018 with the Rays, when he completed fourth in AL Rookie of the 12 months voting, behind the likes of Angels’ star Shohei Ohtani and Yankees’ infield tandem Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres.
Wendle earned $2.25 million via arbitration with the Rays in 2021, and will as soon as once more be on an reasonably priced contract in 2022, making him a great match for the Marlins.