Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rays trade for Badenhop

The Rays traded Jake Jefferies to the Marlins for Burke Badenhop

Jefferies has never made it past AA, and has a career .318 OBP, 1.615 O4S, and .174 Secondary Average. He walks just 7.2% of the time, and homers less than 1% of the time. According to range factor, Jefferies is above average, but has a below average fielding percentage, and catches just 23% of runners.

Badenhop pitched 63.2 innings all in relief in 2011 and earned a .5 WAR while making $750,000. Over the past 3 years, he has had a .53 WAR average, worth over 1.5 million dollars. He has a career PE of 1.48, with an adjusted PE of .83. He has a FIP - of 89, and a 3.57 SIERA. He is probably undervalued because of an inflated ERA that is not all his fault (although his BABIP is reasonable at .305). His HR/9IP is at .65, with a great groundball ratio. Badenhop is a decent middle reliever, while Jefferies doesn't seem to be a very formidable minor league catcher, so I think the Rays win this trade.

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