Detroit Tigers trade Robbie Grossman to Atlanta Braves for LHP Kris Anglin

The Braves have made another minor trade deadline move,

snagging outfielder Robbie Grossman from the Tigers late last night:

There’s no doubt this is a solid upgrade for the Braves,

especially while only giving up a 2021 16th-round pick.

Atlanta should be able to get something out of Grossman,

which is something Alex Anthopoulos has done very well around the trade deadline.

I doubt the club is finished, but this is a step in the right direction.

Multiple reports and a team confirmation revealed that the Tigers had shipped Grossman

o the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Low-A left-handed pitching prospect Kris Anglin.

Anglin is not listed on any top Braves prospect lists.

Some Tigers fans will probably be upset at the lackluster return,

but Grossman didn’t have a lot of value. He’s got a .595 OPS this season.

Nobody is going to give up anything of value for him with numbers like that.

Where what little value he does have comes from is his stats against left-handed pitching this season.

He’s got a .999 OPS this year against southpaws, which is more than likely why the Braves traded for him.

Atlanta’s outfielders are batting just .235 with a 90 wRC+ against lefties this year.

They’ll almost certainly use him as a platoon bat.

As for Kris Anglin, he’s put up pretty average numbers this season between rookie ball and Low-A.

If you know where the open roads are going to take you, choosing an RV will be a little easier.

A 16th-round pick in the 2021 draft, the soon-to-be 21-year-old has a 4.64 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 52.1 innings this season.

For his career thus far, he’s averaging just over 10 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.

NEXT story

Recent Notre Dame target decommits from Kansas State