Detroit Tigers: 3 trade ideas for Jonathan Schoop

Jun 17, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Jonathan Schoop (7) reaches third against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 17, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Jonathan Schoop (7) reaches third against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 14, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Christian Arroyo (39) picks up third baseman Rafael Devers (11) after Devers hit a walk off single during the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Tigers trade Jonathan Schoop to the Boston Red Sox

Now for this trade idea, this could include a reliever like Jose Cisnero or Matthew Boyd since Boston needs all sorts of pitching help.  Currently, Christian Arroyo is Boston’s second baseman who is day to day with a leg injury but Schoop is an upgrade in the power department.

Now, Franchy Cordero, who they got from Kansas City, is back down in Worchester, the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate team. He is a lefty bat with power that could play either corner position.  Cordero did struggle when he was up in Boston but with prospects like Jarren Duran waiting in the wings, the only outfielder that seems to be a regular in the future is Alex Verdugo.

Marcus Wilson came over to Boston via a trade to the Diamondbacks and is off to a good start down in Triple-A. The 6’2 outfielder can play all three positions and has had an ISO of over .200 in the minors and that does not include Triple-A. Wilson projects to be a fourth outfielder or a good bench bat according to his scouting report on Prospect Live from Tyler Jennings. Wilson does walk near a 10% rate for his career.

Boston may ask for a starting pitcher so the value would increase to ask for a high-impact prospect. You want the Tigers to get max value for a rental player but getting a guy like Cordero who would be playing for his fourth team since coming into the league with the San Diego Padres, also may not appeal to Tigers fans.

Wilson and Cordero seem to be low-risk, high-reward types that could help the Tigers.

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