Who the Yankees Traded For

The New York Yankees have been busy this offseason, adding several new players to their roster. We take a look at who they traded for and what they got in return.

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The Yankees Traded for Gerrit Cole

The New York Yankees have made a BIG splash this offseason, trading for superstar pitcher Gerrit Cole. Cole, who was arguably the best pitcher in baseball last season, gives the Yankees a true ace to lead their pitching staff. The Yankees gave up a lot to get Cole, but they feel that he is worth it and that he will help them win a World Series.

Cole’s stats from last year

In 2019, Cole had a career year, posting a 2.50 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with a league-leading 15.8 K/9 rate over 33 starts and 212 innings pitched for the Astros. He finished fifth in AL Cy Young voting.

Cole’s career stats

Gerrit Cole was drafted 28th overall in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft by the Yankees. Cole made his major league debut in 2013. He was traded to the Houston Astros in 2018 and helped lead them to a World Series championship that year. Cole is a three-time All-Star and has won the pitching Triple Crown once. In 2019, he led the majors in strikeouts and won the American League Cy Young Award.

Here are Gerrit Cole’s career stats:

W-L: 96-52
ERA: 3.22
IP: 1286.2
SO: 1402

The Yankees Traded for James Paxton

On Monday, the Yankees completed a trade with the Mariners, acquiring left-handed starter James Paxton in exchange for left-handed pitcher Zachary Duke, right-handed pitcher Juan Then, and outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams. The Yankees also received $500,000 in international slot money.

Paxton’s stats from last year

In 2018, James Paxton had a career year, going 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 208 strikeouts in 29 starts and five relief appearances for the Seattle Mariners. The lefty finished 10th in AL Cy Young voting and was named an All-Star for the first time.

Paxton’s career stats

In his seven-year career, Paxton has put up a record of 53-39 with an earned run average of 3.42. He has struck out 773 batters in 811.1 innings pitched, and has given up 607 hits and 275 walks.

The Yankees Traded for Zack Britton

The Yankees have been quite busy this offseason. They have made multiple trades and free agent signing. The most recent trade was for relief pitcher Zack Britton. The Yankees gave up three prospects in the deal, but they did not have to give up any of their top prospects.

Britton’s stats from last year

Zack Britton had a rough year last year, only pitching in 16 games and posting a 4.54 ERA. However, he is a three-time All-Star and was an American League Rookie of the Year in 2011. Britton has been with the Orioles since he was drafted in the third round of the 2006 MLB Draft. In his career, he has pitched in 446 games and has an ERA of 3.22.

Britton’s career stats

Zack Britton has been one of the best relievers in baseball over the last few years. He’s a three-time All-Star, and he won the AL Reliever of the Year award in 2016.

Britton has had some great seasons in his career. In 2014, he had a 1.65 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 65 games. In 2016, he had a 0.54 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 47 games. And last season, he had a 2.88 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 55 games.

The Yankees are hoping that Britton can help solidify their bullpen for the 2019 season.

The Yankees Traded for Troy Tulowitzki

The New York Yankees have acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade that was announced on Monday night. The Yankees also received minor league pitcher Corey Black in the deal.

Tulowitzki’s stats from last year

Tulowitzki, 34, is a five-time All-Star who was limited to just 66 games last season because of injuries. He batted .249 with seven homers and 26 RBIs in those 66 games.

Over his 12-year career, Tulowitzki has batted .290 with 224 homers and 780 RBIs. He was an All-Star in each of his first five seasons in the majors, from 2009-13.

Tulowitzki’s career stats

Troy Tulowitzki is a 14-time All-Star and five-time Silver Slugger who has slashed .290/.361/.513 with 225 home runs over parts of 12 seasons with the Rockies. He’s a two-time Gold Glove winner and was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2007.

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