Several teams were entrenched in an arms race at this season’s trade deadline, but did any of them get their money’s worth in their acquisitions?
Here’s a brief look at how every deadline pickup is faring with their new club.
All statistics reflect games played through Monday, Aug. 14.
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Matt Andriese, RHP, Diamondbacks
Andriese has appeared in nine games since being acquired by the Diamondbacks on July 25. Although he struggled in his first few outings, he has pitched five innings of scoreless relief in his last five outings while allowing fewer baserunners (four) than he has registered strikeouts (five) over that span.
Chris Archer, RHP, Pirates
The Pirates paid top-dollar to acquire Archer at the July 31 deadline, sending heralded prospects Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow and Shane Baz back to the Rays. Archer has made two starts with his new club, not once pitching into the sixth inning and allowing a total of five runs in 9 1/3 innings over those two outings.
Brad Brach, RHP, Braves
Brach has pitched six scoreless innings in six outings and has registered three holds with the Braves since being moved from Baltimore, with whom he was closing games. He has struck out six hitters, allowed two hits and walked just one thus far in his tenure with Atlanta.
Zach Britton, LHP, Yankees
The addition of Britton has not worked out as the Yankees had hoped, as the former standout closer has yielded six earned runs in 7 1/3 innings over eight appearances with his new club. Opposing hitters are managing an .881 OPS against Britton, who has given up six runs on nine hits.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, Phillies
The veteran infielder has put together a nice offensive season in 2018, but has yet to get it going with his new club. Cabrera is hitting just .235 with 13 strikeouts in 14 games since being moved to the Phillies as a primary shortstop to replace struggling rookie Scott Kingery.
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Jake Diekman, LHP, Diamondbacks
After a rough outing on Aug. 7 against the Phillies, in which he committed an error and allowed two runs while recording just one out, Diekman rebounded by striking out the side in a perfect inning Aug. 10 against Cincinnati. Still, the left-hander has a 6.00 ERA over five outings with his new club.
Brian Dozier, 2B, Dodgers
Dozier has increased his OPS by 28 points since joining the Dodgers, improving upon his .712 figure to a .740 OPS in 12 games with his new club. Dozier is hitting .282 to go along with 11 hits, three home runs and 11 RBIs and figures to be a key contributor if the Dodgers remain in a pennant race for the NL West crown.
Adam Duvall, OF, Braves
Duvall has had struggles hitting all season but seems to have regressed even further since being dealt to the Braves. In 10 games, Duvall is batting a paltry .118 (2 for 17) and does not yet have an extra-base hit with the club. Still, it didn’t cost much for Atlanta to acquire him.
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP, Red Sox
The hard-throwing righty couldn’t have had a better first two starts with the Red Sox, posting 15 innings of scoreless ball en route to two winning decisions. However, Eovaldi’s last start with the club was a cause for concern, as the Orioles tagged him for four runs on eight hits over 2 2/3 innings.
Eduardo Escobar, 3B, Diamondbacks
Escobar has managed a .300 average in 14 games with the Diamondbacks since coming over in a July 28 trade. While being utilized primarily in the middle of the Arizona lineup, Escobar has registered seven extra-base hits and had two home runs since the deal.
Jeurys Familia, RHP, Athletics
The surprising upstart Athletics were ahead of the ball and acquired Familia several days ahead of the deadline from the New York Mets on July 22. Since the trade, Familia has tossed 11 innings over 10 games and sports a 3-0 record to go along with a 4.09 ERA. He also has two holds.
Kevin Gausman, RHP, Braves
Gausman had one of his best starts of the season his last time out on Aug. 10, pitching eight innings of one-run ball and striking out eight in a 10-1 win over the Brewers. Over two starts (13 innings) with the Braves, Gausman has a 2.77 ERA and has yielded 14 baserunners over that span.
Cole Hamels, LHP, Cubs
Hamels has lowered his season ERA from 4.72 with the Rangers to a much-improved 4.22 since his trade to the Cubs on July 26. Hamels has a 2-0 record to go along with a 1.00 ERA in three starts with his new club and has not allowed more than one earned run in any of those outings.
Brad Hand, LHP, Indians
The Indians scooped up Hand, perhaps the most heralded relief pitcher on the trade market, way before the deadline on July 19. Since the trade, Hand has appeared in 10 games and has registered four holds and three saves while managing a 1.54 ERA and a .175 opponent batting average.
J.A. Happ, LHP, Yankees
Happ has made three starts with the Yankees and has gone at least six innings in each of those outings. He has given up a total of four runs and has registered 15 strikeouts in 19 innings with his new club, lowering his season ERA from 4.18 to 3.86 since his trade.
Keone Kela, RHP, Pirates
Since being traded from the Rangers to the Pirates, Kela has allowed just four baserunners and has not allowed a run in five outings with his new club. He is holding opponents to a .188 average and has six strikeouts to just one walk in five innings of work with Pittsburgh.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, Red Sox
Kinsler appeared in just three games with the Red Sox before suffering a hamstring injury, although he was eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday. In those games, Kinsler went 4 for 10 with two RBIs and buffed his season OPS from .710 to .717 over that brief stretch.
Brandon Kintzler, RHP, Cubs
The right-hander pitched well in his first five outings with the Cubs, logging 3 2/3 innings of scoreless work and registering three holds over that span. However, he allowed two runs on two hits in an Aug. 12 game against his former team in the Washington Nationals.
Lance Lynn, RHP, Yankees
Lynn has been exceptional since being traded to the Yankees, tossing 16 2/3 innings over three starts in which he has not allowed more than one run in any single outing. He has totaled 22 strikeouts over that span and has helped plug a hole in a leaking Yankees starting rotation.
Manny Machado, SS, Dodgers
Machado, the supposed prize of the trade deadline, has performed well below career norms since being acquired by the Dodgers on July 18. After almost a month of games, Machado is hitting .258 with eight extra-base hits, six RBIs and 29 strikeouts in 25 contests with Los Angeles.
Leonys Martin, OF, Indians
Martin played in six games with the Indians before suffering a bacterial infection that has affected multiple organs and could leave him sidelined well into the month of September. Prior to the infection, Martin was hitting .333 (5 for 15) with two home runs and four RBIs in six games with Cleveland.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, Brewers
The burly third baseman has found another level of production since joining the Brewers, as Moustakas is currently maintaining a .286 average with his new club compared to his .253 average for the season. He has clubbed six extra-base hits and driven in nine runs.
Darren O’Day, RHP, Braves
O’Day was moved at the deadline but is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018 season after having surgery on his left hamstring. O’Day has not pitched in a game since June 26 and is not expected to see live game action this season. He is not expected to become a free agent until after the 2020 season.
Seungwhan Oh, RHP, Rockies
Oh has already appeared in nine games since being moved to the Rockies on July 28. Over that span, the right-hander has notched four holds to go along with one save and one blown save. He has a 2.08 ERA with his new club but has allowed nine baserunners in 8 2/3 innings of work.
Roberto Osuna, RHP, Astros
After serving a suspension related to a domestic violence incident, Osuna’s acquisition by the Astros at the deadline was by far the most controversial. Since the trade, Osuna has appeared in four games and has allowed one run over that span. He has allowed three hits, allowed no walks and registered two strikeouts.
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Wilson Ramos, C, Phillies
Ramos is expected to make his team debut with the Phillies on Wednesday after dealing with left hamstring tightness with the Rays. Ramos had been hitting .297 with an .834 OPS in 95 games with Tampa Bay. He had 14 home runs and 53 RBIs over that span.
Jonathan Schoop, SS, Brewers
Schoop has struggled to get things going offensively since being moved to the Brewers, as the infielder is hitting just .150 to go along with a .346 OPS, one extra-base hit and 17 strikeouts in 12 games since the trade. Schoop had been maintaining a .244 average and a .720 OPS with Baltimore.
Joakim Soria, RHP, Brewers
Another deadline acquisition by the Brewers, Soria pitched well in seven games before being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right thigh strain. It is unclear when Soria will return, but the right-hander posted a 1.59 ERA to go along with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings when healthy with Milwaukee.
Brad Ziegler, RHP, Diamondbacks
After spending parts of six seasons with the Diamondbacks from 2011-2016, Ziegler was reacquired by the club from the Marlins at the deadline. However, the results have not been there for Zielger, as the veteran side-winder has a 7.71 ERA in seven games with the Diamondbacks thus far.