Yankees Trade for Justin Maxwell

Via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:

Yankees acquire OF Justin Maxwell from Nationals for RHP Adam Olbrychowski. Yankees will designate OF Jordan Parraz for assignment.

This is a move strictly for the minor leagues as Maxwell is likely still behind Greg Golson and possibly even Colin Curtis on the depth chart. Maxwell is an upgrade over Parraz at least defensively which is likely the point of this trade.

Losing Olbrychowski isn’t a big loss either. He is essentially an organizational pitcher who didn’t have much of a chance of reaching the majors. It’s likely that he would have just been released eventually.

Maxwell has played in parts of three seasons in the majors for the Nationals. In total he has played in 122 games over 219 at bats. During that time he has put up a .201 batting average and a .698 OPS.

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5 Responses to Yankees Trade for Justin Maxwell

  1. Matt C says:

    I saw him play here in DC. A very talented kid that, for whatever reason, can’t hit a lick.

  2. Maxwell is a poor hitter both for average and power. What he does have is patience and speed; when he gets on, he’s a threat to steal bases. But, he also strikes out often.

  3. Mindkind says:

    He can be a late inning base stealing threat when the rosters expand in September.

    • kevin says:

      I highly doubt he will be called up in Sept.

      How is he a base stealing threat ? He's only stolen 11 bases in his 3 MLB seasons! .201 career BA and a very low OBP (.319) I think. You actually have to get on base to steal one!

  4. kevin says:

    Last season, 104 AB, 15 hits, 43 SO. He’ll be 27 yrs old this year, he’d better start learning how to make contact quick!