The Venezuelan utility player is an interesting option. He had two very good months to start the season, but since mid-June, he has really dropped it. Utility players are always appealing to clubs and his bat has some power,17 home runs this season, two off his career high. His 87 OPS+ is below average, as well as his defense and baserunning, but he wasn’t supposed to be an everyday player for the Blue Jays.
Off the bench, Solarte is a good player to have on a contending team. He also brings some energy and grit to a team. His value isn’t very high right now, but if he ends the season well and brings his offensive numbers higher, he could very well be on the move this offseason.
If the numbers stay put, however, it’s better to wait for the next trade deadline and see where the club is at and where his value is at. Yangervis Solarte has a $5.5 million club option for 2019 which will most likely be exercised and another $8 million club option for 2020. Also, with Brandon Drury now in the Blue Jays, Solarte becomes even more tradeable.