Minnesota Twins: 3 Potential Trade Ideas for the Reds’ Tyler Mahle

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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Great American Ball Park. (David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Great American Ball Park. (David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Minnesota Twins shortstop Nick Gordon fields a ground ball against the Kansas City Royals. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports) /

Minnesota Twins Tyler Mahle Trade Package No. 3: RHP Tyler Mahle for UTL Nick Gordon and prospects OF Misael Urbina, RHP Casey Legumina and OF Carlos Aguiar

This last trade would be a trade the Twins should leap at the chance of making. Mahle is the return in the deal once again, but this time, it costs the Twins a player that has been a big piece of their team over the past two years in Nick Gordon.

Gordon is currently slashing .260/.296/.338 with four XBH. He’s currently posting a 4-22 BB-K ratio (which explains the incredibly low OBP). He’s a pretty limited offensive player, so why do the Reds make this deal?

Well for starters, Gordon is under contract through 2027, and he has shown he can hit the ball all over the field. He’s defensively versatile and can play anywhere and because he’s so cheap, he’s the perfect player for a rebuilding franchise to take on.

In addition to Gordon, the Twins send their No. 11 prospect in Misael Urbina as the real prize of this trade. Urbina put together a stellar season in rookie ball before fading a bit at Single-A. He’s got a good high, solid contact potential, great speed, and defensive potential. If he can develop properly, he’s got very good potential.

To complete the trade, Legumina and Carlos Aguiar are also added. Legumina is a solid swingman prospect, and Aguiar has a ton of power and is very raw at just 20 years old in rookie ball, a perfect lottery ticket.

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