The Phils announced this evening that they traded OF John Mayberry Jr to Toronto for High A 3B Gustavo Pierre. Pierre, 22, is a DOminican native and played for Toronto’s affiliate in Dunedin this season, hitting .263/.285/.390, with 7HR 40 RBI and 8SB. Most problematic is the 3% walk rate to go along with the 26% k rate. Pierre has played 104 games at 3B this year and committed 24 errors (.909). Just last week, Pierre was called up to Toronto’s AA affiliate in New Hampshire to finish out the season and Pierre is likely to start 2015 as Reading’s 3B.
Credit where it is due to Amaro. Mayberry had no future in Philadelphia and while likely neither does Gustavo Pierre, there should be an appreciation for the fact that Amaro acquired something of value, albeit likely minimal for something that has zero current or future value for the Phils.