Miami Marlins: Ranking each Trade Deadline Deal in Terms of Impact
By Matt Melton
4. Miami Marlins Get a Catcher
- RHP John Curtiss
- C Payton Henry (Milwaukee Brewers No. 19 Prospect)
In a move that the Marlins made almost right at the 4:00 pm ET deadline, Miami sent relief pitcher John Curtiss to Milwaukee for catching prospect Payton Henry.
Curtiss had been outstanding in year one of his time in Miami posting a 2.48 ERA across 40 innings pitched this season. The 28-year old right-hander is still under team control for multiple years, and will join a dominant Brewers bullpen that seems extremely likely to be well on their way to winning the NL Central.
The Marlins in return added more much-needed depth to the catching position acquiring Henry, Milwaukee’s No. 19 prospect. Henry has slashed .262/.338/.361 since recently being called up to Triple-A in the Brewers system.
This deal could be considered as a win-win for each team as Milwaukee lands bullpen help to prepare for a 2021 postseason run, while Miami lands much-needed catching depth. While Henry might need a little more time in Triple-A, the 24-year old backstop is certainly not too-far away from a big league debut.