A Closer Look at the Prospects Received in Todays Blockbuster Deal

After trading Evan Longoria earlier today, the Rays received three prospects and Denard Span. These prospects include: 3B Christian Arroyo, LHP Matt Krook, and RHP Stephen Woods.

Christian Arroyo was the main piece coming back from San Francisco and is currently ranked #57 on MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospects. This now makes it 7 Rays prospects in the top 100, tying the Braves and Brewers for the most in MLB. Arroyo joins: Brent Honeywell (12), Willy Adames (16), Brendan Mckay (20), Jesus Sanchez (65), Jake Bauers (73), and Jose de Leon (84) as Rays prospects in the top 100.

Arroyo was the #1 prospect in the Giants farm system and is the #3 3b prospect in baseball. In 25 games in the minor leagues Arroyo hit .396 with 4 HRs and 2 stolen bases. He struggled in his limited time in the big leagues last season hitting just .192 in 34 games with 3 Home Runs.

Matt Krook is a left-handed starting pitcher and is ranked as the #25 prospect in the Giants organization. He was drafted in the 4th round of the 2016 draft after pitching one season coming off of Tommy John surgery. In high-A ball Krook appeared in 25 games with 17 starts posting a 5.12 ERA.

Stephen Woods is a right-handed starting pitcher and currently ranked as the #29 prospect in the Giants organization. Woods was originally drafted out of high school by the Rays but turned them down to attend Albany where he posted a 6.10 ERA in 3 years. He then was drafted in the 8th round of the 2016 draft by San Francisco. In A-ball last season Woods had a 2.95 ERA in 25 starts.

In addition, the Rays also landed veteran Denard Span who is signed through 2018 with 2019 club option making 9 million per year next season. At the age of 33, Span hit .272 with 12 HRs, 43 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases.

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