INF Eric Jagielo

Of all the prospects involved in this Chapman trade, infielder Eric Jagielo may be the most recognizable of all four traded.

While the prospect return was not what it would have been had there been no allegations of domestic violence, the Reds still got at least one Top 10 prospect out of the Yankees in the person of Eric Jagielo.

The Yankees first round pick (26th overall) in the 2013 draft, Jagielo is perhaps the Yankees best prospect outside of the big four that was mentioned above. Arguably blocked at the big league level by Chase Headley for the foreseeable future, Jagielo will hope to get a fresh start on a Reds team that just traded their franchise third baseman, Todd Frazier.

In 2015, Jagielo saw his first taste of Double-A with the Trenton Thunder. Due to arthroscopic knee surgery in 2015, his season was cut short, as he played in only 58 games. In that limited time, Jagielo slashed .284/.347/.495, with nine home runs and 35 RBIs. Jagielo also had an ISO over .200 with a wRC+ of over 140. Even in an injury shortened season, he still had an overall impressive performance in Double A.


Known for his strong raw power, Jagielo has so far done well to translate that into in game power in his limited playing time. Given his size, he is able to drive the ball to all fields, although he tends to strikeout a lot as a result. Despite his high strikeout rate, he also draws his share of walks, keeping his on base percentage high even while his average suffers. With below average speed and nothing more than an average throwing arm, the biggest concern for Jagielo going forward is whether he can stick at third base. At this point, it appears the alternative would be first base, which is currently headed by Joey Votto in Cincinnati.

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Patrick is a recent graduate of the University of California San Diego where he studied Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations. He is also a lifelong baseball fan and has dreams of one day watching a Major League game in every stadium.