Tigers Send Cameron Maybin To Cubs For Shortstop Prospect
The rebuilding Tigers didn't make many moves at the deadline, but they did add one more prospect to their system.
The Tigers traded veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Cubs shortly before the deadline. In return, Detroit received shortstop Zack Short, who ranked as Chicago's No. 28 prospect entering the season.
Cameron Maybin, OF
Maybin is firmly into the "veteran reserve" phase of of his career and is moving on to his seventh team in the last four seasons. He's strictly a corner outfielder now and provides a righthanded complement to Kyle Schwarber in left field and Jason Heyward in right field.
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Zack Short, SS
Short is a slick defender at shortstop with range, instincts and a plus arm that allows him to make throws from deep in the hole. He's a major league-ready shortstop right now defensively, but his bat is still a work in progress. He gets in trouble selling out for power at times and is best when he focuses on contact with a short, quick swing. He does have some sneaky strength for his size and can drive a ball out when he connects. Like many other infielders, Short's glove will likely get him to the majors and give him time to figure out his game as a hitter. He finished last season at Triple-A Iowa and is near his major league debut.