The Atlanta Braves traded OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins on Monday.
While Heyward is the biggest name involved in the trade, the other three players are of more concern here because they are former Midwest Leaguers.
Miller started 24 games for the 2010 Quad Cities River Bandits, going 7-5 with a 3.62 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 33 walks in 104.1 IP. He also made two starts for the River Bandits in 2009.
Jenkins, the only minor-leaguer involved in the trade, made 19 starts for the 2012 River Bandits and 10 starts for the 2013 Peoria Chiefs. He went 4-4 with a 5.14 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 36 walks in 82.1 IP for the River Bandits. He went 4-4 with a 4.74 ERA, 34 strikeouts and 24 walks in 49.1 IP for the Chiefs.
Walden started 18 games for the 2008 Cedar Rapids Kernels, going 4-6 with a 2.18 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 32 walks in 107.1 IP.