Miami Marlins Welcome Two to Farm in Trade Deadline Deals

MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Cameron Maybin #1 of the Miami Marlins singles for an rbi in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Cameron Maybin #1 of the Miami Marlins singles for an rbi in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

It wasn’t exactly the final hour of the 2018 deadline day, but it was close to it. Cameron Maybin and Brad Ziegler are no longer Miami Marlins, but what did the Marlins get in return?

Bryson Brigman

Twitter handle: @BrysonBrigman

Cameron Maybin was traded to the Seattle Mariners for some international bonus pool slot money and infielder Bryson Brigman. This will be the seventh major league team to employ Maybin. He’s also played for the Detroit Tigers, the San Diego Padres, the Atlanta Braves, the Los Angeles Angels, and the Houston Astros.

Maybin had slashed .251/.338/.343 in 99 games for the Marlins this season, with three homers, 20 RBI, and eight stolen bases. He’ll join fellow Marlins expatriate Dee Gordon. New Orleans Baby Cakes outfielder Isaac Galloway has been called up to take Maybin’s spot on the roster.

The return for Maybin is middle infield prospect Bryson Brigman, who slots in as Miami’s new #28 prospect. Brigman, originally drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 40th round in 2014, didn’t sign that year. After going to school for two years, the Mariners chose him in the third round for a much better signing bonus. According to the MLB.COM Pipeline:

"Brigman does a lot of things fairly well, though no single tool is plus. He has a solid approach, makes consistent contact from the right side of the plate and can steal some bases now and again."

Brigman, who is now 23-years-old, is a 5’11”, 180 lb. native of San Jose, CA. After he signed on with the Mariners, he joined the Everett AquaSox, and slashed .260/.369/.291 in 68 games for the low-A Northwest League club.

The Clinton LumberKings were Brigman’s next stop, and for the middle-A Midwest League team he hit .235/.306/.296 in 120 contests. With clear work still to do, Brigman was nevertheless promoted to the Modesto Nuts in the high-A California League in 2018.

This season for the Nuts, Brigman has improved every facet of his game at the plate, slashing .304/.373/.391 in 98 games. If the Miami Marlins system is near-strength to the Mariners system, we can expect Brigman to report directly to the Jupiter Hammerheads.

Tommy Eveld

Twitter handle: @teveld

Brad Ziegler, who has two months left on his two-year, $16 million deal, was traded back to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ziegler had previously spent six seasons with the snakes, and is bound to get a heroes welcome. Jarlin Garcia has been promoted back to the Marlins to fill Ziegler’s spot.

In return for Zig, the Miami Marlins welcome relief pitcher Tommy Eveld. Eveld was drafted in the ninth round of the 2016 draft by the Diamondbacks, and is a native of Coral Springs, FL.

Born on December 30th, 1993, Eveld is now 24-years-old. A 6’5″, 195 lb. right-hander, Eveld was a division-I NCAA quarterback and wide receiver for the South Florida Bulls before injuries sidelined him permanently.

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After signing with the Snakes, Eveld joined the low-A Northwest League Hillsboro Hops, where he struck out 31 in 29 innings. He racked up a 0.862 WHIP, a 2-1 record, and a 1.86 ERA during his time there, allowing only 17 hits.

Eveld split 2017 between the Kane County Cougars at middle-A and the Visalia Rawhide at high-A. He put up a 1-5 record with a 2.72 ERA, 59 K’s in 49 innings, and a 1.027 WHIP.

Eveld’s numbers were pretty solid, but he still started off this campaign back with Visalia before just last week joining the Jackson Generals in the Southern League. This season, between the two levels, he has a 3-2 record, a 1.11 ERA, 47 K’s in 41 innings, and a 0.934 WHIP.

A lateral transfer would mean that Eveld will join the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in the next day or so.

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