The A’s have announced a trade earlier today, one that sent Tyson Ross and A.J. Kirby-Jones to the Padres in exchange for INF Andy Parrino & LHP Andrew Werner.
Tyson Ross, who was once a top prospect in the A’s organization, pitched in 18 (13 started) games for the A’s last season. Over 73.1 innings he had a 2-11 record with a 6.50 ERA, 4.80 FIP and .360 BABIP. He struck out 46 and walked 37, good for a 1.24 SO/BB ratio. In 53 games (21 started) over parts of 3 seasons he finishes his Oakland career with a 6-18 record, a 5.33 ERA, 4.26 FIP & .334 BABIP.
A.J. Kirby-Jones played in 115 games in Single-A Stockton last season and over 490 plate appearances posted a .248/.382/.461 slash line with 21 HR and a .374 wOBA.
Andy Parrino started in 55 games for the Padres last season and over 138 plate appearances he posted a .207/.345/.392 slash line while posing a .253 wOBA and 61 wRC+.
Andrew Werner started 8 games for the Padres last season he had a 2-3 record with a 5.58 ERA. Over 40.1 innings he posted a 4.09 FIP, a .328 BABIP and a 7.81 SO/9 & 3.12 BB/9 rate. Between Double-A & Triple-A he started 22 games and posted 5-10 record with a a 3.70 ERA.
As someone who is familiar with all four players in the deal, this is definitely not an impact trade in my opinion. The A’s did not give up a lot, but did not receive much in return. Andy Parrino should be a utility player, leaving either Eric Sogard or Adam Rosales as the odd man out. Susan Slusser tweeted out earlier that Parrino will be in the mix as the starting shortstop, but I find it hard to believe he will be the every day starter. Or maybe I am just in denial.
Andrew Werner, I assume, fills the starting spot that Tyson Ross once had with the Sacramento Rivercats and probably will not make a start for the A’s next season.