1. Toronto Blue Jays receive: RHP Anthony Bass and RHP Zach Pop
Miami Marlins receive: SS Jordan Groshans
This is my first steal of the trade deadline because Toronto is getting some help in the bull pen that I think they really need. Bass has pitched 44 innings and has an earned run average (ERA) of 1.41, while Pop has appeared in 18 games and has a 3.60 ERA, these two will help bolster this Blue Jays bullpen. Miami is getting a young 22 year old SS/3B that is looking to get some playing time in the MLB in the upcoming years, but was not going to probably see playing time anytime soon in Toronto. This is a steal for Toronto in my opinion.
2. Philadelphia Phillies receive: RHP David Robertson
Chicago Cubs receive: RHP Ben Brown
My second steal of the deadline was the Phillies getting David Robertson for a 22-year-old top pitching prospect Ben Brown. While Ben Brown is a top pitching prospect, he turns 23 in September and is starting to get his feet in Double-A and didn’t match up with the Phillies timeline and win now. Robertson is going to be such a huge addition to the Phillies bullpen, Robertson in 40.1 innings has a 2.23 ERA and will definitely help the Phillies in pursuit of a playoff spot. This to me is a huge steal for the Phillies and makes them scary to see in the playoffs in my opinion.
3. New York Yankees receive: OF Andrew Benintendi
Kansas City Royals receive: RHP Chandler Champlain, LHP T.J. Sikkema, RHP Beck Way
My third and final steal of the trade deadline was the Yankees getting Andrew Benintendi for three pitching prospects. Benintendi does not have or show much power but he is a very consistent lefty bat. The three pitching prospects are all in their early 20’s and are in High-A ball. The Yankees farm system is just so loaded that these guys would maybe not make it up in their system for a while. Yankees should also get another year out of Benintendi to say they won this trade easily is an understatement.