The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded for Shelby Miller from the Atlanta Braves, sending over a group of top prospects, including Dansby Swanson, the number one overall pick from this year. The Braves will get Swanson, a shortstop, along with outfielder Ender Inciarte and pitching prospect Aaron Blair in the deal.
According to Jayson Stark at ESPN, the Braves pulled off the deal on Tuesday night and the Diamondbacks will also get a minor league player in the deal. Miller was expected to get traded at the winter meetings and early reports have the Braves "winning" the trade, as they will receive a group of top prospects in the deal. The Diamondbacks did not give up AJ Pollock in the deal, according to Buster Olney at ESPN. Sources previously said that the Braves wanted to get Pollock in the deal.
The Diamondbacks just signed Zack Greinke to a free agent contract and the team was also reportedly connected to Mike Leake. Leake is likely not an option now with Miller in the fold. Miller had a strong season with the Braves, putting up a 3.02 ERA despite going 6-17 with the team. Miller is just 25 and now the Diamondbacks have some strong new options in the rotation.
The Braves made a killing in the deal, as Swanson is projected to be a solid pro player after putting up strong numbers in college. Blair also is considered to be a strong prospect, while Inciarte comes in after hitting .303 last season in 132 games.