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Huston Street Traded to the Angels; Shows Overpriced Market For Closers

Huston Street Traded to the Angels; Shows Overpriced Market For Closers

Huston Street was traded to the Los Angeles Angels tonight, as first reported by Jim Bowden. The deal is a six player move, and some parts are still unknown. What we do know is that Street and a minor leaguer will go to the Angels, while Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon, and one other minor leaguer will go to the Padres.

Lindsey came into the year as the top prospect in the Angels' system, and was rated a top 100 prospect by Baseball America at number 93. I'm not sure where he would have ranked in the mid-season rankings, since those lists are rounded off at 50. Getting a top 100 prospect for a reliever is always a good value. R.J. Alvarez was rated the number four prospect for the Angels coming into the year, and projects as a future closer. Rondon was the number 12 prospect heading into the year, and has an upside of a utility player.

In these cases, you can't exactly compare players based on team prospect rankings. The number one prospect for the Pirates is much more ...

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