The Sox pick up Woo and two prospects who can possibly fill right field and second base long-term in this trade package
Reports are out that the Sox want four players back. In this package, the Sox get Woo plus Seattle's third-best prospect, Gabriel Gonzalez.
Gonzalez is MLB Pipeline's 79th-rated prospect. He is not projected to make the big leagues until 2026. He is a corner outfield prospect with natural power. He has 32 career home runs and a career .483 slugging percentage in the minors.
Gonzalez hit 18 last season between Low-A and High-A ball. However, his slash line at High-A ball was .215/.290/.387 in 43 games. The sound the ball makes coming off his bat is impressive.
He just needs time to develop. If he does, he might finally be the answer to the eternal issue in right field.
Ryan Bliss is 24 and came to Seattle from the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is a former second-round pick. It would be great to pry away Colt Emerson or Cole Young in a deal to be the future second basemen. The problem is in this deal, the Mariners are already giving a solid starting MLB pitcher and their third-best prospect.
It would be foolish to press your luck by asking for the top prospect (Young) or fourth best (Emerson). Bliss is getting close to being ready to contribute to the majors. He is Seattle's 14th-best prospect. He slashed .251/.356/.466 in 47 games with Seattle's Triple-A affiliate.
Bliss had an impressive Arizona Fall League. He is only five-feet, six-inches, but he can fly on the base path.
Dollard is Seattle's 22nd-best prospect. He is coming off shoulder surgery but made it back to pitch in a few Triple-A games. He had a high floor before going down with the injury. We know the Sox like prospects with high floors and if Dollard can make it back, he still has a good slider and curve to be a solid starter.