The Mets have traded second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera to the Phillies for right-handed pitcher Franklyn Kilomé.
Cabrera has been a bright spot in an otherwise dark Mets season. Over the course of 407 plate appearances, the switch-hitting veteran has hit .277/.334/.488 with 18 home runs and a 122 wRC+. That’s his best line, relative to the league average, since he joined the Mets for the 2016 season. His signing was undoubtedly one of the best moves Sandy Alderson made in free agency, and one of his most memorable moments came when he hit the walk-off home run with an outstanding bat flip pose—memorialized in a bobblehead issued by the Mets and a t-shirt that ran on this here website—against the Phillies.
As for Kilomé, he’s 23 years old and has spent this season playing for the Double-A Reading Phillies. Signed out of the Dominican Republic, he has a 4.24 ERA with 83 strikeouts and 51 walks in 102.0 innings over the course of 19 starts with Reading this year. He has a career 3.51 ERA in the minors. Baseball Prospectus ranked him the 68th-best prospect in baseball coming into the 2018 season.