December 4, 2020

Recent MLB Roster Shuffles | Baseball Essential (Baseball Essential)


With the World Series over, Major League Baseball teams have begun to shave their 40-man rosters in preparation for the offseason. Here is all of the player movement from the MLB period, which I call “The Purge Period.”

The San Francisco Giants have far and away been the most active organization on the waiver wire in the earliest stage of the offseason, as they brought four new players in via waiver claims, while re-signing two as minor-league free agents. The familiar faces returning to the organization are infielders Cristhian Adames and Zach Green. The Giants got very lucky here. Both of these guys are, without a doubt, talented enough to be major leaguers. Green, who was one of the best minor-league signings from last offseason, received a cup of coffee in the major leagues last season after hitting .282/.380/.659 (1.039 OPS) with 25 home runs in the Pacific Coast League.

While the league itself, as well as a .351 BABIP, were certainly contributors to his success, Green walked 13.1 percent of the time in 2019, which was almost double how much he walked in 2018 (7.1 percent). I’m genuinely surprised that he cleared waivers, as he’s just 26 years old, has six years…

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