Three former Beloit Snappers players were traded in three different transactions last week.
Two of the trades happened on Monday, Nov. 20. The New York Yankees traded RHP Ronald Herrera to the Texas Rangers for LHP Reiver Sanmartin, and the Oakland Athletics traded RHP Brandon Bailey to the Houston Astros for outfielder Ramon Laureano.
Herrera split the 2014 season between the Snappers and the TinCaps. He went 3-4 with a 3.38 ERA, 35 strikeouts and 10 walks in 50.2 innings (nine starts) for Beloit before the A’s traded him to the San Diego Padres in late May. He finished the season with Fort Wayne, going 3-5 with a 4.28 ERA, 47 strikeouts and 15 walks in 82 innings (17 games/16 starts). He made his MLB debut for the Yankees this year, but made only two relief appearances in the big leagues.
Bailey pitched for the Snappers this year, going 1-1 with a 2.68 ERA, 73 strikeouts and 21 walks in 57 innings (15 games/11 starts). Laureano played for the 2015 Quad Cities River Bandits, batting .265 with 4 HR, 34 RBI and 18 SB in 76 games.
The third trade took place on Wednesday, Nov. 22, as the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Jaycob Brugman from the A’s for a player to be named later or cash. Brugman batted .278 with 8 HR and 37 RBI in 70 games with the 2014 Snappers. He made his MLB debut for the A’s this year. He batted .266 with 3 HR and 12 RBI in 48 games at the major-league level.
In another Nov. 22 trade that didn’t involve a former Snappers player, the Atlanta Braves acquired RHP Josh Ravin from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations. As a Cincinnati Reds farmhand, he made 41 starts for the Dayton Dragons over three seasons (2008-10), cumulatively going 7-22 with a 5.02 ERA, 156 strikeouts and 118 walks in 193.2 innings. He primarily pitched at the Triple-A and major-league levels for the Dodgers this year.