Baltimore Orioles Trade Deadline: 3 trades that could bolster their rotation

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 7: Lance Lynn /
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ARLINGTON, TX – JULY 25: Dan Straily
ARLINGTON, TX – JULY 25: Dan Straily /

Dan Straily, RHP

Dan Straily made his debut for the Oakland Athletics in 2012 and even started a playoff game in 2013. Straily disappeared in 2014 and 2015 as he was traded to the Chicago Cubs followed by the Houston Astros.

He was constantly the shuttle between the minors and majors due to his inconsistencies. After signing with the Cincinnati Reds and establishing his value, he was traded once more to Miami. For some reason, a lot of teams have paired him in deals. However, he has delivered.

As a member of Oakand, Cincinnati, and Miami, he has delivered sub four ERA season. In 2016 and 2017 he owns a 1.18 WHIP and is a stable back end starter. Straily is a fastball, slider, and change-up pitcher who relies on his slider 29.5 percent of the time.

The appeal is that Straily is also arbitration eligible in 2018 and controlled through 2020 which makes him very valuable. I would imagine that this would cost the Baltimore Orioles a Top 10 prospect.

Coming off a 14-win season with a career-best 3.76 ERA in 2016, Straily owns a 7-6 record with a solid 3.84 ERA in 2017. Straily, 28, would be a significant upgrade to the Orioles starting rotation, especially with the addition of starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson Friday night.