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Trade Analysis of a Non-Pirate Trade – Iannetta for Chatwood

Trade Analysis of a Non-Pirate Trade – Iannetta for Chatwood

Throughout the off-season, we have been looking at potentially available trade targets and non-tender candidates from other teams that the Pirates may have interest in obtaining.  One of the analysis tools that we have been using is Victor Wang's research into Surplus Trade Values of prospects, based on their quality classification.  For the complete table of how much each type of prospect is worth, check out this link from Beyond the Box Score.

On Wednesday, the Rockies traded their presumed starting catcher in Chris Iannetta to the Angels for 21-year old starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood.  In 2011, Iannetta had a triple slash line of .238/.370/.414 (785 OPS, .347 wOBA), while Chatwood debuted in the majors and pitched 142 innings with a 4.75 ERA, 4.89 FIP, 4.69 K/9, and 4.50 BB/9.  Iannetta is under contract only for 2012, as he now has the choice to void his 2013 option since he was traded prior to the 2013 season.  Chatwood is still under the Rockies' control for 5 more years.  At...

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