Blue Jays: What kind of return could they get for Freddy Galvis?

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 14: Freddy Galvis #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated by third base coach Luis Rivera #4 after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on April 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 14: Freddy Galvis #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated by third base coach Luis Rivera #4 after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on April 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MAY 13: Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a solo home run in the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field on May 13, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MAY 13: Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a solo home run in the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field on May 13, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /

Arizona gets Escobar in a four-player swap

One of the stronger comparisons I can find for an infielder traded over the year or so is Eduardo Escobar, who was dealt to Arizona from the Minnesota Twins in a four-player trade last year.

Escobar was worth 3.2 bWAR combined last season between the Twins and Diamonbacks, and that earned him a new three year deal in Arizona. The 30 year is just a little bit older than Galvis, and has had a great start to the 2019 season so far. He’s capable of playing around the infield and has spent the majority of his time at third base with the D-backs.

In return for Escobar, the Twins did quite well by getting minor league RHP Jhoan Duran and outfielders Ernie De La Trinidad and outfielder Gabriel Maciel from Minnesota. Duran is now ranked as the #7 prospect in the Twins system according to MLB pipeline, and would definitely be the centre-piece of the deal.

Neither Maciel or De LA Trinidad figure to be sure-fire big league ballplayers, but each should have a chance to make a career at the highest level, with the former being viewed as a top 20 prospect in the Twins’ system, and ranking at #25 according to the Pipeline.

Once again the main piece of the trade was a solid starting pitching prospect, and in this case Escobar was able to bring back a couple of wild card outfield options too. If Maciel can develop into more, they may win the trade some day even if Escobar can keep up the current production he’s displayed in the National League.

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