Who is Mark Trumbo? He’s all over the news and anyone who is an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles want to know what he’s traded for, what his stats are and on what contract terms has he been signed.
Slugger Mark Trumba was traded by Seattle Mariners to the Baltimore Orioles for catcher Steve Clevenger. Here are five interesting facts about the player.
1. Mark Trumbo’s Stats
Trumbo has averaged 18 homers and 64 RBIs in the past two seasons, with an average of 0.2 WAR per season and a .303 OBP. Despite being plagued with injury in 2014, his hit of .263/.316/.419 improved a little in 2015 though it’s considered poor for a first baseman or DH.
With 34 home runs and 94 RBIs per season with the Angels for two years until 2013, Trumbo had a .300 OBP with 2.5 WAR per season back then.
2. Mark Trumbo’s trade
Trumbo is acquired by the Orioles as they prepare to see Chris Davis, their first baseman depart. With 47-homer season, Davis is surely the biggest bat on the free-agent market.
The Mariners could not value the projected $9.1 MM salary for the player, who is limited in terms of a defensive standpoint. He was below average at the hot corner but this surely should help Orioles next season while the move out of the Safeco Field could also bolster chances of his improvement.
3. Mark Trumbo details on Fangraphs
Born on January 16, 1986, Mark Trumbo was drafted in the 2004 June Amateur Draft in the round 19 as the 12th pick to Anaheim Angels, as listed by fangraphs.
He first started his career at the Angels and is currently on a contract of $6.9 M / 1 year according to the fan-site.
4. Mark Trumbo’s contracts
Trumbo was traded in exchange for Steve Clevenger from the Mariners to the Orioles. A report from Jon Heyman of CBS reported on Twitter-
Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune is hearing that the O’s will also get an additional player in the swap. Trumbo is due to make around $9 million in his final year of arbitration and is coming off a down season that saw him bat .262/.310/.449 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI. Still, it looks like a modest price to pay for a potential 30-homer bat. Trumbo can either play first base or serve as the designated hitter, so his acquisition doesn’t necessarily rule out Baltimore re-signing Chris Davis.
5. Mark Trumbo’s net worth is $15 million
Trumbo was on a $6.9 million per year contract with the Mariners and now will be making around $9 million in his final year of arbitration. His net worth is currently estimated to be around $15 million as of 2015.
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