Detroit Tigers: Three hypothetical Ian Kinsler trades involving the Angels
Ian Kinsler for Brennon Lund
If the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are game for another salary dump deal (similar to the Justin Upton for Grayson Long trade that took place in August) the Detroit Tigers could play along.
While there are plenty of prospects whom the Tigers could choose from, a reasonable prospect to expect back is outfielder Brennon Lund.
Lund was an 11th-round draft pick in 2016 but has put his name on the prospect map thanks to strong hitting in the minors.
The BYU product rocketed through three different levels of the minors last year, posting a 138 wRC+ in Single-A, a 123 wRC+ in Advanced-A and finishing with a 86 wRC+ in Double-A.
His walk-rate dropped and his strikeout-rate rose at each level, but his ability to collect base hits and steal some bases has kept him productive.
Lund is a few years away and is nearly 23-years-old, but has the potential to be an outfield contributor in the Major Leagues down the line.
While that may not seem like an exciting haul for a four-time All-Star, Anaheim taking on Kinsler’s contract would free up some much-needed money for Detroit as they continue to cut costs.