The Return for Rollins
Since the news surfaced last night that the Phillies were trading Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers, it was still unknown as to what the Phillies were getting back in return. Now that the dust has a settled, and all the moving parts seem to be in place, we finally have an idea as to who the Phillies acquired, in trading one of their more iconic players.
According to many sources the Phillies will recieve pitching prospects Zach Eflin and Tom Windle in exchange for Jimmy Rollins.
(Listen to Minor league draft and prospect expert Jonathan Mayo on the Sports Bash discussing the prospects the Phillies got for Jimmy Rollins)
Zach Eflin, 20, is a right handed pitcher, drafted in first round of the 2012 draft by the San Diego Padres. At 6-foot-4, and 200 pounds, Eflin has the frame to pitch with power. He was traded on Wednesday from the Padres to the Dodgers in the Matt Kemp deal. Eflin has a 3.41 ERA in 50 minor-league games (49 starts). He spent his 2014 season with the Padres' High A affiliate.
Tom Windle, 22, is a left-handed pitcher, who was a second-round pick by the Dodgers in 2013. Windle went 12-8 with a 4.26 ERA in 139 1/3 innings with 111 strikeouts and 44 walks in 26 games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga in 2014.
Most likely the trade won't be formally announced by either team until Friday, as they await the commissioners approval.