In addition to moving to a more hitter-friendly ballpark, Realmuto figures to benefit from joining a lineup that will include Rhys Hoskins, Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen, Odubel Herrera and potentially one of Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.
"He throws 100 miles per hour", said Michael Hill, Marlins president of baseball operations.
He mentions the upside being a 4th starter which would be a great get for a 3rd piece of the trade for Realmuto. But it was only within the past week that the Phillies resurfaced, swooping in to acquire the much-coveted catcher.
The Philadelphia Phillies made a major move towards contending for a playoff spot on Thursday, acquiring catcher JT Realmuto from the Miami Marlins in exchange for three players and an worldwide bonus slot.
The Marlins were engaged in trade discussions with multiple teams for most of the offseason before completing the deal. Electric stuff. Three pitch mix. They gave up, arguably, the best catcher in baseball but they are acquiring exacting what a team rebuilding needs to be acquiring: A future ACE!
Hill said Sanchez would start out at Double A Jacksonville while Stewart will begin at Single A Jupiter.
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Realmuto, a former third-round pick, slashed.277/.340/.484 with 21 home runs, 74 RBIs, an.825 OPS and a 4.8 fWAR in 2018, while playing for a Marlins team that went 63-98. It was the best year yet for a player who has been one of the better hitting backstops in the league for the past three seasons. But that means, as free agency heads into the second week of February, there are still plenty of free agent and trade rumors buzzing around.
The elbow inflammation that limited Sanchez's innings clearly did not bother Miami. But he also struck out 138 times in 377 at-bats. Defensively, Realmuto committed just seven errors in 879 chances behind the plate for a.992 fielding mark and threw out 25 of 53 players attempting to steal a base (32 percent).
The 2018 season was Alfaro's first full year in the big leagues. Alfaro won't be eligible for arbitration until the 2021 season and has five years of team control remaining. Miami also received $250,000 worldwide bonus pool money.
Derek Jeter's destruction of the Marlins is almost finished. He will make $5.9 million in 2019, and he can become a free agent after the 2020 season.
Needless to say, after seeing the All-Star trio of Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Marcell Ozuna unceremoniously disposed of with little to speak of in return, Marlins fans (yes, a few of us actually exist) were a little non-plussed.