The Toronto Nomads have made their second deal of the off-season, adding another trade to what had been a busy week for transactions.
The Dallas Deputies will receive CF Steven Miller, a speedy multi-role utility player who went .279 last year with a pair of homers and 6 RBIs. Miller had only broken into the big league last year, after a brief spell at AAA, and after starting the year in AA-level Ktichener.
Toronto had hoped his speed and solid defense would keep the runs off the board for them, and it largely did, though he only played in 32 games. But the Nomads real issue is lack of offense, and the deal they executed sees former 2nd round draft pick (in the 2013 draft) CF Gerard “Corky” Corcoran go to the Nomads along with 1B Gabriel Lozano and LHP Don Cooke.
Corky played just 1 game for Dallas last season, going 1-for-4, but had an impressive session at AA-level Tampa before his call up. He’s a five-tool player, with some speed, a decent swing, power, hands and throwing arm. Like Miller, he is young enough to still be developing, but he is already ahead of the game with his offense.
Lozano hit .353 at AA-level Tampa last season, though he lacks the speed and glove of Corky, but he gives the club another option at first base should he mature into a power hitter down the road.
Cooke is a likely lefty arm for the bullpen, and has eaten up innings at both AA and AAA in the last season.