Pineda for Montero could shake up draft

A big trade involving top prospects might shake up the first round of the March draft.

Seattle has traded young pitching star Michael Pineda, projected as the No. 1 overall pick in our league’s draft, for young slugging prospect Jesus Montero of the New York Yankees, himself projected to be the No. 5 overall pick.

But does Pineda’s stock drop now? He moves to a smaller ballpark, and to a tougher division. Meanwhile, Montero’s chances at a full-time spot in the lineup for 2012 have just shot up dramatically. What do you think of the trade?

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2 Responses

  1. It does ensure him more playing time in 2012, something that may have been in short supply with the Yankees. I don’t think he will slide to #15.

  2. I had recently traded for Montero in my other league, and I was disappointed in the trade. I much preferred him in that Yankee lineup and in Yankee Stadium. In Seattle, we may never hear from him again.

    On the other hand, if it helps Pineda slide to pick 3 in this draft, I’m all for it.

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