With just a few days left before the November 28 trade deadline, the Wellington Dukes and the Perth Crocodiles have completed five player swap both teams are calling “helpful.”
The Dukes are sending David “Duke of Montrose” Lindsay (2B) and Alexander “Duke of Hamilton” Douglas-Hamilton (1B) to Perth in exchange for Allan Eagleton (C), Jacob Harney (LHP), and Wally Clemmet (RHP).
Lindsay was one of the the top hitters on the Dukes, batting .259 this season, with 14 RBIs and 1 HR. But he has been platooned with Esme Stewart, who is having a far more successful season at 2B. The Dukes were looking for another lefty pitcher, and Jacob Harney will fit the bill nicely, with 4.1 IP in 3 games he has struck out 4 batters, and had 2 shutout innings in two appearances before finally allowing 3 hits and 2 runs on November 7.
Allan Eagleton could find a role as a DH with the Dukes, as he has good contact and some power potential, though he is currently only hitting .221 with 2 HR in 77 at bats. Finally, the Dukes feel that Wally Clemmet will make a nice setup man for their closer, Charles Lennox.