The Houston Astros have been heavily linked with Arizona Diamondbacks’ Daulton Varsho after Christian Vazquez signed a new contract with the Minnesota Twins. While the Diamondbacks are rebuilding, they have plenty of left-handed outfielders and are reportedly looking for an outfielder or two to fill other holes in their roster.
“Daniel Cunningham from Empire Sports Media: During the winter meeting, the Yankees asked about 2 separate blockbusters. They asked the Diamondbacks about the Zac Gallen/Daulton Varsho package and the Marlins about the Pablo Lopez/Jazz Chisholm package .” – @NYYNick_
Varsho, 26, is an intriguing player because of his versatility on defense because he can split his time between the outfield and receivers. However, for teams pursuing the catcher/outfielder, the Diamondbacks have reportedly set a high asking price since he is entering his prime and under team control until 2026.
In 151 games with the Diamondbacks last season, Varsho hit 27 homers, 74 RBIs and had 16 stolen bases. The breakout campaign nearly doubled his career highs in every statistical category.
While his offensive prowess is intriguing, it’s his ability to catch the ball that has made him a target not only for the Houston Astros, but also the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. Interest in trading Varsho and other Diamondbacks outfielders.
“The Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly been in trade talks for Dbacks outfielder Daulton Varsho. What are you willing to give up to get him?” – ESPN 97.5 Houston
While several names have surfaced in a potential trade for Daulton Varsho, players such as Luis Garcia, Christian Havel, And top pick Hunter Brown keeps getting mentioned as part of a deal. If the Astros are unwilling to part ways with Brown, Javier will likely head to Arizona.
Javier coming off an 11-9 season astronaut He pitched 148.2 innings with a 2.54 ERA while also recording 194 strikeouts. His strikeouts put him tied for seventh in the American League with Tampa Bay’s Sean McClanahan and teammate Flamber Valdez.
Daulton Varsho’s Road to MLB
Varsho is made by Arizona Diamondbacks In the second round of the 2017 MLB draft at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He’ll eventually make his team debut in 2020, playing 37 games for the “D-Backs” in a shortened season before taking on a bigger role in 2021.
In 95 games for the 2021 season, Varsho hit 11 homers, 38 RBIs and six stolen bases. His .246 batting average that season remains his career high. A defensive star who is getting more offensive, dalton wasau That’s a key factor for any competitive team.