How Did The Tigers Get Candelario?
The Tigers had Candelario from the Cubs through trade and Cash considerations.
Detroit acquired top Cubs prospect Jeimer Candelario in exchange for left-handed reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in a package deal. Chicago’s 10th-ranked prospect, infielder Isaac Paredes, will also be heading to Detroit.
Candelario had a .266/.361/.507 slash line with 12 homers and 52 RBIs in 81 games at Triple-A Iowa, where he is ranked as MLB.com’s No. 92 overall prospect and sixth-best third baseman.
On the same day as his father’s birthday, the 23-year-old hit his first multi-homer performance in May 2015.
Candelario was signed by the Cubs in September 2010 out of the Dominican Republic, and in his fifth season in the organization, he hit .277 with 10 home runs and 64 RBIs in 128 games between Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee.
Candelario pushed his way into MLB.com’s top 100 list with a .333/.417/.542 line in 76 games for Iowa.
On MLB Pipeline’s 20-to-80 scale, his hit tool got a 55, while his power and defense both received high reviews.
Candelario made his Major League debut in July 2016, and in 16 games with the Cubs over the previous two seasons, he is 6-for-44 (.136) with a home run, three RBIs, and three walks against 17 strikeouts.
Jeimer Candelario, the third baseman for the Detroit Tigers, has been the team’s top player for the past two seasons.
Candelario, who led the team in WAR with 4.8, appeared in 201 of 220 games, hitting.278 with 53 doubles, 23 home runs, and 96 RBIs.
In addition, he had a .356 on-base percentage, a 10.2% walk rate, and a 22.1 percent strikeout rate. At the hot corner, he was worth three defensive runs saved.