Phillies acquire Brandon Marsh from the Angels for No. 3 prospect Logan O’Hoppe
Last week, Dave Dombrowski stated that Phillies prospect Logan O’Hoppe was untouchable. Now, Philadelphia will trade him to the Los Angeles Angels in return for outfielder Brandon Marsh.
Given the fact that the Phillies acquired Marsh, they also designated Odubel Herrera for assignment.
Marsh, 24, is a defensive outfielder that can play all three positions, including centerfield where he got significant playing time last year with the Angels while Mike Trout was injured. On the season, Marsh is hitting just .226 through 93 games with eight home runs and 37 RBI. The Phillies will have control with Marsh, who will not be eligible for free agency until after the 2027 season.
Honestly, I don’t really like giving up a prospect like Logan O’Hoppe. The 22-year old Phillies 23rd-round draft pick in 2018 has put together a few strong seasons in the minor leagues. Not a fan of giving up your top hitting prospect but given the fact that JT Realmuto agreed to a five-year, $115.5 million deal in January of 2021, the Phillies were willing to part ways with O’Hoppe.
O’Hoppe hit .269 with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs with a .877 OPS this season at the minor league level and was the Phillies No. 3 ranked prospect.
The Phillies kick off a 2-game set with the Atlanta Braves tonight.