What Could a Deal for J.T. Realmuto Look Like?

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: J.T. Realmuto
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: J.T. Realmuto /
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Houston Astros

Marlins Acquire: OF Kyle Tucker (60 FV) and 3B J.D. Davis (50 FV) 

Astros Acquire: C J.T. Realmuto

The Astros had heavy interest in Realmuto over the offseason. Now that McCann has come out swinging a hot bat, plans might have changed in the Space City.

If a deal were to be struck between the two organizations, the Marlins must insist on either Kyle Tucker or Yordan Alvarez‘s name to be included.

Kyle Tucker

Tucker is currently ranked as the no. 16 prospect in baseball. Any package involving him would be smaller because the ‘Stros have been reluctant to give him up.

Tucker is a left-handed hitting outfielder out of Plant High School in Tampa and brother of Braves outfielder Preston Tucker. He is a pure hitter who projects to play right field down the road, where his above-average arm strength plays.

MLB.com has given a 60 grade on his power, which is much improved since he was drafted in 2015. Expect to see Tucker in the big leagues later this year.

J.D. Davis

Davis is a third baseman who is currently being blocked by Alex Bregman at the major league level. In 2017 he collected 62 at-bats with the Astros and homered four times.

Davis’ calling card is his power and it is believed that he is currently ready for the big leagues. He is currently off to a hot start at Triple-A where he is hitting .383/.453/.574.

While Davis may not be a clean fit with the Marlins as they already have Brian Anderson and Martin Prado. He profiles as a high floor guy that can make an immediate impact at the major league level.