By Tim Heaney on July 30, 2011
The Cleveland Indians acquired Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez Saturday, July 30, for four players. The Indians send SP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride, SP Joe Gardner, and a player to be named, which is SP Drew Pomeranz.
Pomeranz is a PTBNL because he signed in mid-August, and cannot be officially named in a deal until Aug. 15, the one-year anniversary of his signing.
Jimenez goes to the DH league, which could slightly knock his value down. Though he has pitched relatively well at Coors Field in his career, his struggles there this year make his arrival at Progressive Field a welcome sight for his fantasy owners.
His backing offense won't be as good, however. Still, with him changing leagues and his recent rebound after early-season injuries (3.38 ERA in his last 13 starts), he's worth the FAAB bidding and waiver priority of an ace in single-universe setups.
Though now afflicted with the Coors Field stigma, Pomeranz and White are keeper league gems as they land on an NL team with a potent offense boosts, boosting their long-term stock.
McBride has displayed moderate power potential and is a potential replacement for Todd Helton in the coming years, but he's not worth much for long-term mixed planners at the moment.
Gardner has proven to be a ground-ball pitcher at Single-A ball, but he his 4.99 ERA on the season suggests you can wait on him to develop into something worthy of dynasty league attention.
Esmil Rogers will probably jump into the Rockies' rotation, but he's not worth adding outside of NL-only formats.