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February 14, 2014

Transaction Analysis

Nationals Catch a Ray

by R.J. Anderson and Steffan Segui


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Acquired RHP Nathan Karns from the Nationals in exchange for C-S Jose Lobaton, LHP Felipe Rivero, and OF-L Drew Vettleson. [2/13]

Nathan Karns is a big power pitcher who made his MLB debut in 2013 with Washington. He is an older prospect, having been a college sign who missed his first full season after shoulder surgery. In two full pro seasons he has improved the control issues that plagued him in college, and has moved quickly through the minors. Karns features two plus pitches: a fastball that sits in the 92-95 mph range, and a hard downer curveball that is a true swing-and-miss pitch. His lack of a strong third pitch and iffy command will keep him as a mid-to-end-rotation starter. Still, he is major-league ready and adds starting depth for the Rays, who can use him as insurance for Jeremy Hellickson. —Steffan Segui

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