Angels Acquire Huston Street From The Padres
The Padres have made their first deadline trade as Huston Street is heading to the Angels. It is reportedly a 2 for 4 deal; the Padres are receiving 4 minor leaguers while the Angels get Street and a minor leaguer. The Padres acquired Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, R.J. Alvarez, and Elliot Morris.
Taylor Lindsey was considered the Halos best prospect by Baseball America. Lindsey has an unconventional timing mechanism in his swing, but he has hit well throughout his minor league career. Lindsey primarily plays 2nd base, but he can play 3rd base as well. Lindsey is hitting .247 with 8 home runs and 30 RBI’s at Triple-A.
R.J. Alvarez is a reliever who has simply dominated at the Double-A level. Alvarez possesses an electric fastball and a good slider; he owns a 0.33 ERA and 38 strikeouts over 27 innings pitched.
Jose Rondon plays SS, and is enjoying a successful year in the California League (High-A). Rondon is hitting .327 over 297 AB’s albeit with no home runs. However, Rondon is very young (born 3/3/1994) and his bat has been good everywhere he’s played.
Update: Trevor Gott, the Padres 6th round pick in 2013, will also head to the Angels. Gott has done well as a reliever in the Padres farm system; he owns a 3.08 ERA and 83 strikeouts over 79 innings pitched in his minor league career.
The final piece of the deal, coming to the Padres, is Elliot Morris. Morris, who is a right handed starter, started the year in Low-A and dominated over 7 starts before being called up to High-A. Morris’ best pitch is easily his fastball; Morris is 5-4 with a 3.27 ERA with 84 strikeouts over 85.1 innings pitched over Low-A and High-A.