Trammell was traded to the Padres from the Reds on Tuesday in a three-team trade that sends Trevor Bauer to the Reds from the Indians, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Trammell appears to be the lone player heading to San Diego in the deal as the team sends Franmil Reyes, Logan Allen and Victor Nova to Cleveland, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. Yasiel Puig will also be heading to the Indians from the Reds. Trammell was one of the Reds' top prospects but struggled at Double-A this season with a .236/.350/.338 slash line in 93 games, but the Friars have big plans for the 21-year-old after giving up four players.
Trammell, who recently returned from the 7-day injured list with a hamstring strain, was named to the NL team for the Futures All-Star Game, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Trammell has struggled to clear the Double-A wall so far this year, hitting .239/.363/.324 with four homers and 14 stolen bases. It hasn't helped that he's dealt with multiple injuries, but he entered the season as the Reds' top remaining prospect in the minors, so that's the primary reason to give him the nod.
Trammell was placed on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Chattanooga with a left hamstring strain.
He got off to a great start in his first taste of Double-A, but pitchers adjusted and Trammell had been unable to make his own adjustments. The tooled-up outfielder was hitting .222/.341/.285 with one home run and nine steals (on nine attempts) in 144 at-bats since May 1. He will likely be out through the All-Star break.
Trammell hit his fourth homer of the season Sunday for Double-A Chattanooga in the course of a 2-for-5 game, breaking out of a slump that saw him hitting .189 for the month of May prior to the game, MiLB.com reports.
Trammell has struggled to hit the ball with authority at Double-A, posting a .245/.389/.358 line. One bright note has been his 19.7 BB%, to go along with 11 stolen bases, but he has only eight extra-base hits in 193 plate appearances.
Trammell went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks Wednesday in Double-A Chattanooga's 3-2 win over Mississippi.
Trammell has driven in a run in all but three of his first 11 games at the Double-A level and is slashing an impressive .351/.500/.622. His improved plate discipline early on may be the most encouraging development, as he owns an 11:12 BB:K through 48 plate appearances.
Trammell (finger) was sent to minor-league camp Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Trammell got to spend some time in big-league camp but is expected to open the season at Double-A Pensacola. He's currently dealing with sprained fingers, but the issue doesn't appear to be serious.
Trammell has been out the last couple of days with sprained fingers on his glove hand after getting them caught in an outfield fence during a drill, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Trammell is expected to be able to return to spring training game action by the middle of the week. This is a big year for Trammell, who is expected to try to clear the Double-A wall this season.
Trammell was invited to the Reds' major-league spring training Wednesday.
Trammell has yet to play above High-A, so it would be a surprise to see him debut at any point this season, let alone at the start of the year. Still, the invitation indicates good things about the team's excitement for his future, and he should get valuable development time with the Reds' major-league coaching staff.
Trammell was one of two Reds players named to the Fall Stars game at the Arizona Fall League, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
This honor speaks to Trammell's prospect status rather than his performance in the Fall League, as he has struggled thus far, hitting .245/.288/.306 with no homers in 49 at-bats.
Trammell leads a delegation of seven Reds playing in the Arizona Fall League for Scottsdale.
Also joining Trammell in Scottsdale from the Reds are infielders Shed Long and Alfredo Rodriguez, catcher Mark Kolozsvary, and pitchers Tommy Bergjans, Ty Boyles, Alex Powers and Wyatt Strahan. Trammell clearly rates highest among the Reds players going, and Long has also had his moments as a prospect with some power.
Trammell went 0-for-2 with two runs, a walk, a strikeout and three steals Tuesday for High-A Daytona.
He missed 10 days in the middle of August with a concussion, but is healthy and back to swiping bases for the Tortugas. Trammell took home MVP honors in this year's Futures Game, but is hitting just .235/.323/.341 in the second half of the season. A multi-sport athlete as an amateur, Trammell has shown a surprisingly advanced feel for the game through his first 293 pro games, but he is finally struggling significantly for the first time as a pro in the dog days of summer. He has never posted an OBP lower than .368, so he projects to someday hit first or second in a big-league lineup. That, coupled with plus raw power and 70-grade speed, gives him a very high long-term ceiling. Unfortunately, he is moving through the minors a little slower than the typical high-end position player prospect.
Trammell hit the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms after crashing into the outfield wall Tuesday for High-A Daytona.
Trammell had been in a slump for Dayton and now will have to wait at least a week to drag himself out of it. He'll be eligible to return Aug. 15, but concussion recovery timelines can be difficult to predict.
Trammell is 10-for-50 with zero home runs and a 15:6 K:BB in his last 13 games with High-A Daytona.
He stole the show at the Futures Game, but his batting average has dropped from .288 to .276 over this mini slump. While he isn't hitting for as much power this season (.130 ISO) as he did in 2017 at Low-A (.169 ISO), part of that is due to the pitcher-friendly nature of the Florida State League. Just in terms of league context, Trammell has been almost as good as he was last season, sporting a 127 wRC+ at High-A after posting a 131 wRC+ at Low-A. It's important to note that he has more pure speed than his 19-for-29 stolen-base success rate suggests, as he's still working on reading pitchers and learning how to best put his speed to use.
Trammell hit a home run and triple in his two at-bats to take home MVP honors in Sunday's All-Star Futures Game.
The ball was flying out of the yard at Nationals Park, but Trammell's homer off Indians farmhand Kieran Lovegrove was the longest of the two sides' eight home runs on the afternoon, traveling an estimated 438 feet. Trammell looked like he might have added another homer to his ledger on his deep drive in the eighth inning, but the ball ended up smacking off the center-field wall, forcing Trammell to leg out a triple. The 20-year-old outfielder entered the season as one of the Reds' top prospects and has only further burnished his stock. In addition to his accomplishments Sunday, Trammell has supplied a .815 OPS and 16 stolen bases across 325 plate appearances in the Florida State League.
Trammell and Hunter Greene were named to the U.S. squad for the Futures Game, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. They are the two representatives from the Reds.
Trammell has spent the 2018 season at High-A Daytona, where he's hitting .307/.405/.444 in 301 plate appearances. He also has 12 stolen bases in 20 attempts.
Trammell is hitting .290/.403/.520 with four home runs, three steals (on seven attempts) and an 18:19 K:BB in 119 plate appearances with High-A Daytona.
The toolsy 20-year-old outfielder is off to a ridiculous start in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League, tapping into big-time power (.230 ISO) sooner than many evaluators expected while also showcasing an elite approach. The one blemish is his success rate on the bases, but he was 41-for-53 on stolen-base attempts last year and has graded out as a plus-plus runner, so that should normalize as the season goes on. He is easily a top 20 prospect for dynasty leagues and figures to enter 2019 inside the top 10.
Trammell will begin the season with High-A Daytona.
This was essentially a given, as Trammell hit .281/.368/.450 with 13 home runs and 41 steals (on 53 attempts) in 129 games at Low-A last year. He is the Reds' second-best prospect (behind Nick Senzel) and has a unique combination of game-changing speed, an ability to hit for power and an ability to hit for a high average. If Trammell handles the pitcher-friendly Florida State League the same way he handled Midwest League pitching, he could get a taste of Double-A before the end of the campaign.
Trammell, 19, is slashing .285/.360/.453 with eight home runs, 55 RBI and 28 steals through 93 games for Low-A Dayton.
While speed is Trammell's greatest asset, he has shown surprisingly decent pop this season as well, including 19 doubles and nine triples. While he is still striking out a bit too much, the left fielder is also not afraid to draw a walk. Trammell has proven far more polished with the bat than anticipated since coming straight out of high school.
Trammell, 19, is hitting .268/.351/.456 with five home runs and 17 steals (on 22 attempts) in 277 plate appearances with Low-A Dayton.
After a bit of a slow start, Trammell hit .287 in May and is hitting .297 so far in June, as he continues to get better against Low-A pitching. He has been 25 percent better than the average Midwest League hitter, despite being 2.2 years younger than the average player in the league. His 23.8 percent strikeout rate is pretty manageable for a tooled up teenager, and he is stealing bases at at solid clip, showcasing his five-category potential.
Trammell went 2-for-3 Tuesday for Low-A Dayton, Zach Buchanan from the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Overall he's hitting .238/.337/.321 in 98 plate appearances there.
The good for Trammell is that he's taking his walks (13), but he's not hitting for power. Dayton is a tough park to hit for power, however. The 19-year old first-round supplemental pick in 2016 might spend the duration of the season there.
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