Anthony Fenech of the Free Press reportsÂ that the Tigers & Astros agreed to a trade involving starter Justin Verlander. This comes after a rash of uncertainty around midnight ET through which it appeared Verlander had been traded, then wasnâ€™t, after which there was plenty of confusion as to why the deal fell by way of.
The Tigers will receive pitching prospect Franklin Perez, outfield prospect Daz Cameron, & catcher Jake Rogers from the Astros, in accordance to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Including Verlander is an enormous deal for the Astros, who’re basically guaranteed to win the AL West barring a collapse of epic proportions. Verlander will fortify a playoff rotation behind Dallas Keuchel, making the Astros considerably more fearsome in Oct..
Verlander, 34, has a three.82 ERA & a 176/67 K/BB ratio in 172 innings this season. Heâ€™s picked things up notably these days, posting a 2.31 ERA in his last 11 starts courting back to Jul. eight. The- veteran is about to earn $28 million over the subsequent two seasons & has a vesting choice for 2020 value $22 million probably.
Perez, 19, was the Astrosâ€™ No. three prospect,Â in accordance to MLB Pipeline. Between High-A Buies Creek & Double-A Corpus Christi, the right-hander has published a three.02 ERA with a 78/27 K/BB ratio in 86 1/three innings.
Cameron, 20, was the Astrosâ€™ No. 9 prospect. Taken within the 1st spherical (37th general) within the 2015 draft, Cameron â€” the son of former major leaguer Mike Cameron â€” has hit .271/.347/.467 with 14 home runs, 73 RBI, 79 runs scored, & 32 stolen bases in 506 plate appearances with Single-A Quad Cities this season.
Rogers, 22, was the Astrosâ€™ No. 11 prospect. He was selected within the 3rd spherical of the 2016 draft. This season, between Quad Cities & Buies Creek, the backstop-slash-DH has hit .265/.353/.476 with 18 home runs & 70 RBI in 479 PA.