Mariners Trade 3: Campbell, Mills, and De Los Santos stock the farm system
In this deal, the Mariners would send out a trio of right-handed pitching prospects, all with varying levels of arrival windows.
We start with Wyatt Mills, who has made a couple of appearances in the majors for the Mariners already. Although he has struggled there, he has pitched quite well in Tacoma at AAA ball. Guys with a funky delivery can find incredible success, and there is a real chance he could be the next O’Day, Ottavino, or Joe Smith.
Campbell would be next on the list, although he had minor surgery on his elbow to clean it up a bit. Through 19.1 innings, he had allowed just a 2.33 ERA with a 0.983 WHIP and 9.3 K rate. He should be back this year and has the stuff to be a starter down the line. Everett didn’t start him in any of his five appearances, but he averaged nearly four innings per appearance.
Lastly is De Los Santos, who is just 21. Great arm action, he has plenty of upside and could get better with more consistent delivery. Throws around 95 with a curveball that’s getting better, he could be a fun lower-tier add to watch.
What do you think? Would any of these trades work for the Mariners to get Boyd from the Tigers? Do you think they are giving up too much? Not enough? Let us know, and stay tuned to Sodo Mojo for all your Mariners news.