The Royals have acquired right-handed pitcher Dylan Coleman from the San Diego Padres to complete the Trevor Rosenthal trade. The Royals had previously acquired outfielder Edward Olivares in the deal.
We have acquired RHP Dylan Coleman from San Diego as the PTBN to complete the Trevor Rosenthal trade. He will be assigned to Wilmington. #Royals— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) November 6, 2020
The 24-year old Coleman hails from Potosi, Missouri, about an hour southwest of St. Louis. He attended Missouri State University and posted a 3.77 ERA in 102 2⁄3 innings before the Padres made him a fourth round pick in the 2018 draft. He stands at 6’6’’ and features a fastball that sits at 91-95 mph with a slider that can flash plus.
Coleman has been a reliever in the minors and had a 3.18 ERA in 34 innings with 39 strikeouts and 17 walks in 2019, pitching mostly in the Arizona Rookie League and Low-A Fort Wayne.
Coleman’s fastball has been inconsistent, sitting in the low-90s at times, while some scouts feel he has the potential to hit 100 mph. The website Friar Faithful Chronicle offers this scouting report:
His go-to compliment to his fastball is a solid breaking ball that flashes above-average potential. He is the type of arm where everything is going to play off his big-time fastball, but being able to flip this breaking pitch into the zone to give hitters different looks and tunneling it well with his heater will be effective. His third offering is a changeup that he lacks complete feel for and tends to get on the side of it, rather than getting on top. It profiles best as a fringe average offering.
The Trevor Rosenthal trade is now in the books, and the Royals have received two players that could figure in their future. Olivares showed flashes of talent in 18 games with the Royals, hitting .274/.292/.419. He profiles as more of a fourth outfielder, but he should get an extended look with the Royals next year, and show a good power/speed combination that could play well at Kauffman Stadium. Coleman is more of a lottery ticket, a live arm that could become a big power arm in the pen if the minor league development staff can maximize his talents.