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Reactions to the Trevor Rosenthal/Edward Olivares trade

The Royals have been a pretty active team on the trade market. On Saturday, they executed their third trade since baseball resumed from hiatus, sending reliever Trevor Rosenthal to the San Diego Padres for 24-year old outfielder Edward Olivares. Olivares hit .283/.349/.453 with 18 HR and 35 stolen bases in Double-A last year, and has appeared in 13 Major League games this year. He was originally signed by the Blue Jays out of Venezuela but was traded for Yangervis Solarte in 2018.

Let’s see what the baseball world had to say about the trade.

Edward Olivares rankings in the Padres system at various sites:

Baseball America: 14th
Baseball Prospectus: 14th
MLB Pipeline: 20th
FanGraphs: 33rd
The Athletic/Keith Law: Unranked out of 20 listed— Shaun Newkirk (@Shauncore) August 29, 2020

Jeffrey Flanagan writes that Edward Olivares came highly recommended from Rusty Kuntz.