The Atlanta Braves traded four young players along with third baseman Martin Prado to acquire outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson.
A quick look at each of the youngsters:
RHP Randall Delgado: The pitcher whom the Chicago Cubs wanted to acquire for two months of right-hander Ryan Dempster last season before a proposed deal collapsed.
Delgado, who turns 23 on Feb. 9, throws a power sinker in the mid-90s and also boasts an outstanding changeup. He could become a No. 3 or 4 starter who chews up innings, or a valuable contributor out of the bullpen.
The Braves named Delgado their fifth starter to open the season in 2012, and he will compete for the same role with the Diamondbacks in spring training.
SS Nick Ahmed: The Braves only traded him because Andrelton Simmons is their long-term solution at shortstop. Otherwise, Ahmed – a second-round pick out of Connecticut in 2011 - might have taken over the position by ’14.
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