Yankees Acquire Jose Trevino
by SSTN Admin
April 3, 2022
Trevino is a top defensive catcher. (Check out the third tweet below on his pitch framing.)
Trevino has played 156 MLB games. He owns a .245/9/55 stat line.
Albert Abreu, the pitcher sent to the Rangers, was out of options.
The Yankees are prioritizing defense at catcher which is a good thing.
The Yankees have a surplus of big strong minor league right-handed pitchers. As such, the Yankees dealt from a position of strength to acquire an important piece of the big league team as they lack depth at catcher.
Let’s go @Yankees pic.twitter.com/HIqo2D9cGu — Jose Trevino (@HipHipJose5) April 3, 2022
The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired C Jose Trevino from the Texas Rangers in exchange for RHP Albert Abreu and LHP Robert Ahlstrom. — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 2, 2022
Yo how does Jose Trevino make these look like strikes? pic.twitter.com/yXg7Vdtf7e — Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) April 2, 2022
Jose Trevino, Kyle Higashioka and Ben Rortvedt were all among the top 30 in Statcast's Catcher Framing Leaderboard last season (minimum 750 pitches called). That's a massive organizational upgrade on defense at an incredibly important position. — Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) April 2, 2022
Jose Trevino is in the top 96 percentile in framing. He can’t hit a lick but the Yankees don’t need him to do that when they have Hammerin’ Higgy. Also this move keeps the door open for guys like Deivi since Albert Abreu is gone. — Joe Randazzo (@Yankeelibrarian) April 2, 2022