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Zack Greinke dealt to Astros for prospects: Dbacks will pay $24 Million

The Diamondbacks pulled off a deadline blockbuster on Wednesday. The 1pm trade deadline had already passed by the time news broke that the Dbacks had dealt their ace to the Houston Astros for four prospects.

The details on salary looked like this per Ken Rosenthal

Earlier when asked on MLB Network, their prospect analyst Johnathon Mayo tabbed the four players acquired as none of them being “impact guys” and that Seth Beer would be an everyday MLB hitter. Let’s take a peak at those players the Dbacks acquired. Three of whom were in the Astros top-five prospects according to MLB Pipeline.

1B/OF Seth Beer- 28th overall pick in 2018 draft

”Beer was the most polarizing player in the 2018 Draft. His proponents loved his strength and plate discipline, while his critics didn't like his less-than-smooth left-handed stroke or his persistent struggles with wood bats on the high school showcase circuit and with the U.S. collegiate national team. Houston made some mechanical tweaks to his swing in hopes of enhancing his plate coverage and power, and they have worked well in his first two pro seasons.”

RHP J.B. Bukaukas- 15th overall pick in 2017 draft

Bukauskas' best offering is his slider, which combines mid-80s power with late, sharp bite, though he can fall in love with it and lose some feel for his fastball. His heater is also formidable, sitting in the mid-90s, topping out at 98 mph and featuring some sink and run. He flashed a plus changeup with fade in the AFL, though he needs to throw it more often to improve its consistency, and he also can mix in a cutter.”

RHP Corbin Martin- 2nd round choice in 2017

“Martin's arsenal begins with a 92-95 mph fastball that hits 97 with running action, and he has reached the upper 90s while working in relief. He can miss bats with each of his breaking balls, with his slider showing more flashes of becoming a true plus offering than his curveball. His changeup continues to improve as he uses it more often and helped make him slightly more effective against lefties than righties in 2018.

Though Martin had trouble sticking in the Aggies rotation, he has looked like a slam-dunk starter since signing for a below-slot $1 million. He's doing a better job of commanding his fastball and throwing strikes with his entire repertoire. He has the athleticism to repeat his delivery and maintain his stuff into the late innings, enhancing his chances of slotting into the middle of a big league rotation.”

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