The Cincinnati Reds made their first move of the day by trading starting pitcher Tanner Roark and cash considerations to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for CF Jameson Hannah.
Hannah was a top-10 prospect in the A’s farm system, specifically the eighth-ranked player.
Hannah was a midseason all-star for Stockton Ports this season as well. The Athletics drafted him in the second round of last season’s draft. His slash line in the last two seasons is .282/.343/.382 along with a .724 OPS. Hannah also has two HRs and 31 RBIs this season with the Ports.
Overall, this trade is good work from the Reds to get something for a starting pitcher who would most likely leave the club at the end of the season. The Reds were able to get someone that could turn into a good player. The only part of the deal that turned my head the other way is the amount of cash the Reds needed to pay.
Roark, while not a stud player, was reliable enough and I enjoyed his time at the club. I think the Reds did all they could to try to trade Roark away at the deadline, and while this isn’t the best deal, it’s better than holding on to him. The Reds had a pretty successful trade deadline, which is better than we could say about most of the MLB.