Possible Returns for Broxton in a Trade

KFC tonight? Or is it Churchs? I can't remember.

Quite a bit of talk has existed about Jonathan Broxton being moved at the trade deadline and what type of player can be expected in return. I have gone back over the last 3 years and looked at all the trades where one established closer or top setup man was traded alone for other players. I wanted to look at semi-recent trades has it seems GMs are not trading decent prospects for closers. Here are the trades I could find:

Of these 9 trades, there seems to basically be 3 types of players traded for: low-level C-rated prospects, AAAA players and Brandon Allen.

Low Level Prospects (Betancourt, Wood, Qualls and Adams trades)

These types of trades are for low minor league players without a pedigee. Not many of these have not had a chance to pan out yet. The best trade made for these type of players seems to be the haul the Padres got for Mike Adams. Erlin is the 102nd and Wieland is the 103rd ranked prospects in baseball according to John Sickels at minorleagueball.com. None of the other players obtained in these trades made the list.

Fringe MLB Players (Dotel, Capps and Uehara)

In each case, the teams got players that were on the team's bench or were having problems making the MLB squad. In each case, the trade work out great for the team getting getting rid of the reliever. McDonald should have been an All-Star, Chris Davis is having a breakout season in Baltimore and Ramos has generate over 4 WAR in 3 seasons with the Nats.

Brandon Allen (Pena and Ziegler)

What is the fascination with Brandon Allen? He is going to hit a few HRs, but not enough to make up for the 35% K%. I wonder if teams think they can turn him around. Hopefully, Dayton doesn't think we need another Mike Jacobs 1B/DH.

It looks like closers and good setup men can bring in decent returns. The most productive trades were for players that were on the fringe of making or staying in the majors. The team and players available for Broxton can only be speculated on for now, but if Dayton plays his cards right, he could get a decent return for Broxton.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker