Astros Hogging Yankees\’ Trade Target Once Again, All Eyes On Diamondbacks\’ Daulton Varsho

Daulton Varsho

Reportedly, New York Yankees are eying a big load of star players in this year\’s offseason. Until now, they have pulled off Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo & Tommy Kahnle\’s re-signing to the Bombers. Not only this, the next biggest free agent of the year of Judge, Carlos Rodon, also got a Huge offer from NYY. And now, another face has joined the list who could land in the Yankees. This is Arizona Diamondbacks\’ catcher and outfielder, Daulton Varsho. However, will the Yankees will be able to sign Varsho? Only time will tell.

Yankees In Talks For Daulton Varsho

Even after signing some of the biggest names of the Big League, the Yankees still have some vacant positions to fill in for the next year\’s MLB season. One of them is the other outfield corner. And the Yankees have full-fledged looking for some fascinating options from the free agency market. Lately, the Yankees have reportedly inquired about some young outfielders from the Diamondbacks. And looks like a name has come out of the shell: Daulton Varsho.

Daulton Varsho Vs. Yankees

In the 2022 MLB season, Daulton Varsho finished with the eighth-highest fWAR. Not only that, he had the ninth-most home runs among all full-time outfielders in the MLB. In 151 games last year, the Diamondback outfielder achieved 592 PA, along with 27 HR, 74 RBI, 16 SB, 106 wRC+, and 4.6 fWAR. On top of that, the 26-year-old has given in full to become a dead-pull hitter from the left side. And that is why the stats were enough to catch the Yankees\’ eyes.

Astros Looking Forward To Steal Varsho

This offseason, the Houston Astros has been hounding the Yankees\’ possible prospects like crazy. They had big eyes on Anthony Rizzo, planning to name him their top first-base option for the next season. Also, they are adamantly checking on Bombers star Andrew Benintendi., who still needs to confirm his team for the next year. And now, as per the reports, the Astros are also in talks to offer Daulton Varsho.

Daulton Varsho

Apparently, it was somewhat fine when Astros were hunting Yankees\’ high-end preys. However, coming down to snatch low-tier trade discussions with who could possibly land with New York brings in an important aspect of the game. Is Houston Astros trying to weaken New York Yankees\’ game by snubbing all of their possible offseason signings? It could happen that the current MLB World Title champion is looking forward to clinching another title and working strategically toward it.

The dormant trade market is finally waking up.
The Houston #Astros and Arizona #Dbacks have engaged in trade talks about Dbacks outfielder Daulton Varsho. The asking price remains steep.

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 12, 2022

Along with Varsho, the New York Yankees are looking forward to engaging in talks for Alek Thomas, Jake McCarthy & Max Kepler from Minnesota Twins. However, statistically, Daulton Varsho is coming out as an untouchable top-prospect among others. He has posted 4.9 WAR and 27 bombs with a 109 OPS+ in the last season, claiming him as the best target of the outfielders. So, will Varsho land at the Yankees or the Astros? Stay tuned with to find out.

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