What Team Is Joey Wentz On?
Joey Wentz is with the Detroit Tigers.
As the Detroit Tigers start evaluating the state of their organization, they have to take a look at prior trades to see if the organization really won them or not.
Looking back to 2019, the Tigers acquired Joey Wentz in the trade that sent Shane Greene to the Atlanta Braves. There was an upside with Wentz who is a prospect with a high ceiling, however, injuries have continued to prove a struggle for him.
If the Tigers are going to “win” this trade, they will have to hope that Wentz is able to get back to finding success on the mound.
During his four seasons in the minors, Wentz has yet to appear in a game at Triple-A or above. The 2020 season was unusual in that no minor league baseball was played, yet Wentz was still on the sidelines due to Tommy John surgery. Prior to his injury, he played for both the Braves Double-A affiliate and the Tigers Double-A team in 2019.
Over 128.2 innings of action, he went 7-8 with a 4.20 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 137 punchouts.
The Tigers prospect southpaw throws a three-pitch mix with a wicked changeup to find success.
Now all he has to do is hope that he can get back to the level of play that he was expected to be at before the operation.
The problem is that Wentz will have to work hard to get back to 100 percent, which is difficult for any player who has surgery.
The time off leading up to the 2021 season, on the other hand, will allow him to begin working on his recovery and, hopefully, return to the mound as soon as possible.