Several reports (Jon Heyman, CBS first) have confirmed that Mike Leake has been traded to the San Francisco Giants. The Reds will receive two minor league players in return. No names yet.
Mike Leake gets his wish to pitch on the West Coast, at least for a few months. He’ll be playing for a team in contention for the postseason.
Update: One of the players the Reds will receive in return is RHP Keuri Mella.
Keury Mella to Reds, source says.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2015
I’ll be glad when the organization starts focusing on hitting prospects, but Mella does seem like an excellent prospect. 21 years old, pitching in high-A.
The second player is 1B/3B Adam Duvall, 26 years old, who is playing at AAA. Crazy power hitting, extremely low walk-rate. This guy is the throw-in for the trade so can’t get too choosy. But it would be nice to see the Reds pay more attention to on-base skills. But this guy looks more like organizational depth instead of potential major leaguer, anyhow.
Duvall also has big power numbers, but strikes out a lot & doesn't walk. Future power-focused bench bat?https://t.co/Xf2oToBTBa
— Grant Freking (@GrantFreking) July 31, 2015
The #SFGiants gave up steep price and top pitching prospect in Mella, but Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans never afraid to trade prospects
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2015
DuvallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s played third and second in the minors. #reds
— John Fay (@johnfayman) July 31, 2015
Reds get utility player that plays more than one infield position.