Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 3:59pm


The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Jake Marisnick from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Anderson Espinoza.

What does it give the San Diego Padres
The Padres get a quality defender in center field in Marisnick, who should spell Trent Grisham on occasion down the stretch.

What does it give the Chicago Cubs
Espinoza was once a big-time pitching prospect, but injuries have derailed him. Still, he is definitely worth a flier for the Cubs. This is a good deal for Chicago.

Fantasy impact
Marisnick is essentially a bench player, so there is no need to pick him up. Espinoza is intriguing, but ultimately he comes with massive risk due to his injury history. Only gamblers should pick him up.

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