Mariners Trade Proposal #3 for Brian Anderson
This one is tough for me. I love Stoudt, Campbell is young with great potential, and Sheffield is a former top prospect.
Sheffield may end up being in the bullpen at some point, as there has been a worry as to whether or not his stuff is dominant enough to translate as a starter. That also depends on if you believe his 2020 numbers or not.
With Stoudt, the guy had Tommy John right after being drafted, but has come back and looked incredible. He’s got a bit of an issue with walks and consistency but gets up into the high 90s with a nice slider and great changeup. With a bit more control, he could find his way as a mid-rotation guy.
Many fans have worried about Campbell’s elbow surgery, which in fact had nothing to do with Tommy John. It was cleaning out bone chips, and he should be good going forward. He’s a consistent strike-thrower with good control and would be another nice option for their system.
What do you think, would any of these interest either the Mariners or the Marlins? The Marlins have been slowly turning a corner, looking a bit more like an actual major league team that is interested in keeping prospects, but Brian Anderson is closer to 30 and may be outside their interest level. If he’s available, the Mariners would be smart to at least make a call and figure out his value.