Biggest takeaways from the Dodgers’ trade deadline moves
By Jason Reed
1. The Dodgers may have landed a special pitching prospect in the Mitch White trade
Sometimes it is the smallest moves that end up paying off big dividends down the line. Chris Taylor was seen as a small trade acquisition for the Dodgers, and now he is a key member of the roster. Speaking of Taylor, Lamb was traded for a player to be named later to the Seattle Mariners, so perhaps the Dodgers can strike gold twice.
The more compelling minor leaguers (outside of Beeter) that were traded at the deadline were traded in the Mitch White deal. White was sent packing to the Toronto Blue Jays to open up a spot on the 40-man roster, and there are some interesting names attached.
First is infield prospect Alex De Jesus. The Dodgers are loaded in infield prospects, so they can afford to trade one, but De Jesus is an interesting player to keep an eye on after his Dodgers career. As someone who has seen De Jesus play a lot firsthand, he has Major League traits and could definitely become a big-league third baseman.
De Jesus is ranked 19th in the Dodgers system and is still only 20 years old. While I highly doubt we have another Yordan Alvarez on our hands, De Jesus is someone I could see the Dodgers regretting trading in the future.
However, LA got a really interesting prospect in return from Toronto. The Blue Jays sent pitchers Nick Frasso and Moises Britto in this trade. Neither ranked in the Blue Jays’ top 30, but Frasso is a really enticing prospect to put in the Dodgers’ system.
Frasso, a fourth-round pick in 2020, has a 0.65 ERA in 41.2 MiLB innings. The hard-throwing, six-five right-hander is someone with a lot of potential that the Dodgers could certainly mold into a big-league arm.
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Brito is only 20 years old and has pitched well in his limited MiLB chances as well. With how the Dodgers develop pitching, it is safe to expect the best out of Frasso and Brito after this trade.