November 18, 2010

So long, Juan: Miranda traded to D’Backs

The Yankees traded Juan Miranda for a minor league pitcher on the Diamondbacks today.

Miranda played the most in the majors in 2010 than ever before, but wasn’t very impressive. He hit .219/.296/.422 in 71 plate appearances.

Miranda was traded for 19-year-old Scottie Allen, who doesn’t have great numbers in the minors, but those don’t always tell you the whole story. I’ll have more info on Allen when it becomes available.

Via LoHud:

“Projectable kid with FB up to 93. He has a good feel for spin and the change. Does miss bats and we think there may be some upside.” – Mark Newman

Most likely, Newman said, Allen will open in the High-A Tampa rotation.

Obviously Allen’s not a sure thing, but his chances of playing a significant role in New York might actually be higher than Miranda’s.

Allen’s scouting report doesn’t sound that great, but he is still just 19 years old. And what is Miranda going to do with Mark Teixeira solidified at first base through 2016?

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