3. Important under-the-radar MLB trades: Brandon Marsh to the Phillies
There are always going to be deadline deals that leave fans scratching their heads, but one of the low-key moves that put fans in that position this season was the Angels electing to part ways with 24-year-old outfielder Brandon Marsh for what felt like pennies on the dollar.
That, of course, was much to the delight of the Philadelphia Phillies. The club trying to make headway in the loaded NL East right now sent only minor-leaguer Logan O’Hoppe to Los Angeles to land Marsh and have him fill a position of need in the City of Brotherly Love.
Marsh, in only his second MLB season, has seen his share of ups and downs throughout this year but the potential is obvious as he’s a great defensive outfielder who has a nice bat that can show a bit of power but, more importantly, can just be a consistent presence on base once he really starts to figure it out in the majors.
Thus far, the Phillies haven’t used Marsh all that much as he’s just 1-for-6 in three games to this point. Having said that, with Bryce Harper still making his way back from injury and the need for outfield depth, the youngster provides Philadelphia with a high-upside player who can fill multiple roles for the ballclub down the stretch.