Stormy Monday: 18 deals, 49 players, 1 frenetic pace

MLB blows doors off one of busiest Deadline days in decades

Stormy Monday: 18 deals, 49 players, 1 frenetic pace

It was a wild day around Major League Baseball as the dust settled on Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Teams were working deals down to the wire, seeking last-minute roster upgrades heading into the final two months of the regular season.

For weeks, trade buzz dominated the baseball news cycle. The trade season began in earnest July 14, when the Red Sox acquired Drew Pomeranz from the Padres in exchange for pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza, and from June 1 through the Deadline, 48 trades were completed, the most in at least 20 years. The previous high over the past two decades was 43, set last season. Monday was particularly busy leading up to the 4 p.m. ET cutoff; this year's 18 Deadline-day trades are the most since at least 1995.

Below is a look at some more interesting facts and figures from this year's Trade Deadline as well as a rundown of all 18 Deadline-day deals:

Total number of deals completed/announced on Deadline day: 18

Number of players involved in Deadline trades: 49

Number of teams involved in player-for-player trades: 27

Now a look at all that has transpired since the Pomeranz trade got the ball rolling on July 14

Total number of deals completed since July 14: 35

Total number of players involved: 93

Total number of player-for-player trades (excludes deals exclusively for cash considerations or a player to be named later): 32

Teams that made no player-for-player trades: Phillies, Rockies, Tigers

Teams involved in the most trades:
Yankees with five (Adam Warren, Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney, Rashad Crawford, Tyler Clippard, Ben Heller, Clint Frazier, J.P. Feyereisen, Justus Sheffield, Nick Green, Erik Swanson, Dillon Tate in; Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Ivan Nova, Vicente Campos out)
Blue Jays with five (Melvin Upton Jr., Joaquin Benoit, Mike Bolsinger, Scott Feldman, Francisco Liriano, Harold Ramirez, Reese McGuire in; Hansel Rodriguez, Drew Storen, Jesse Chavez, Guadalupe Chavez, Drew Hutchison out)
Padres with five (Anderson Espinoza, Hansel Rodriguez, Jarred Cosart, Carter Capps, Josh Naylor, Hector Olivera in; Pomeranz, Upton Jr., Andrew Cashner, Tayron Guerrero, Matt Kemp out)

Cashman on Deadline decisions

Number of Major Leaguers-for-prospects deals: 29

• Dodgers: Chavez, Josh Fields, Rich Hill, Josh Reddick
• Rangers: Jonathan Lucroy, Jeremy Jeffress, Beltran, Lucas Harrell, Dario Alvarez
• Cubs: Chapman, Mike Montgomery, Jordan Pries, Joe Smith
• Giants: Eduardo Nunez, Will Smith, Matt Moore
• Indians: Miller, Brandon Guyer
• Blue Jays: Upton Jr., Benoit, Bolsinger, Feldman, Liriano, Ramirez, McGuire

• A's: Billy Burns, Hill, Reddick
• Brewers: Smith, Lucroy, Jeffress
• Yankees: Chapman, Miller, Beltran, Campos, Nova
• Rays: Moore, Steve Pearce, Guyer
• Padres: Pomeranz, Kemp, Upton Jr., Cashner, Guerrero

Highest prospect ranking of any player traded: right-hander Espinoza, No. 20

Top 100 Prospects moved: eight
Espinoza (20), Lewis Brinson (21), Frazier (22), Torres (24), Luis Ortiz (63), Phil Bickford (65), Grant Holmes (82), Sheffield (93)

Former first-round Draft picks moved: 25

Highest Draft pick of any player traded: Upton Jr., second overall in 2002

Former All-Stars traded: Chapman, Mark Melancon, Zach Duke, Liriano, Jay Bruce, Lucroy, Nunez, Moore, Pomeranz, Kemp, Clippard, Wade Miley, Hector Santiago

Most All-Star selections by any player moved: Beltran, nine

Former Cy Young winners moved: None

Biggest trade: Seven players involved in the Cashner trade between the Padres and Marlins. San Diego sent Cashner, Colin Rea and Guerrero to Miami in exchange for Cosart, Castillo, Capps and Naylor.

Part of the trade didn't stick, however. After Rea exited his first Marlins start with a right elbow sprain, he was sent back to the Padres for Castillo.

Highest career WAR among players traded: Beltran, 70.2 (per Baseball Reference)

Trades from Monday:

There was a flurry of activity as a total of 18 trades were made, involving 20 teams, prior to the 4 p.m. ET Deadline. And some big names were moved, including six All-Stars. Here's each trade that was made, along with's coverage of the deal.

The Rangers acquire right fielder Carlos Beltran and cash from the Yankees for right-handed pitching prospects Nick Green, Erik Swanson and Dillon Tate. More >>

The Rangers acquire catcher Jonathan Lucroy and right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress from the Brewers for center-field prospect Lewis Brinson, right-handed pitching prospect Luis Ortiz and a player to be named later. More >>

Rangers acquire Lucroy, Beltran

The Mets acquire right fielder Jay Bruce from the Reds for second baseman Dilson Herrera and left-handed pitching prospect Max Wotell. More >>

The Mets acquire left-handed pitcher Jonathon Niese from the Pirates for left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo. More >>

The Dodgers acquire right-handed starter Rich Hill and right fielder Josh Reddick from the Athletics for right-handed pitching prospects Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes and Jharel Cotton. More >>

The Dodgers acquire right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger. More >>

The Dodgers acquire right-handed reliever Josh Fields from the Astros for first base prospect Yordan Alvarez. More >>

MLB Tonight on Hill and Reddick

The Giants acquire left-handed starter Matt Moore from the Rays for third baseman Matt Duffy, shortstop prospect Lucius Fox and right-handed pitching prospect Michael Santos. More >>

The Giants acquire left-handed reliever Will Smith from the Brewers for catcher Andrew Susac and right-handed pitching prospect Phil Bickford. More >>

MLB Tonight on Moore trade

The Twins acquire left-handed starter Hector Santiago from the Angels for right-handed pitchers Ricky Nolasco, Alex Meyer and cash. More >>

The Orioles acquire infielder Steve Pearce from the Rays for catching prospect Jonah Heim. More >>

The Pirates acquire right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova from the Yankees for two players to be named. More >>

The Cubs acquire right-handed reliever Joe Smith from the Angels for right-handed pitching prospect Jesus Castillo. More >>

The Blue Jays acquire left-handed starter Francisco Liriano, right-field prospect Harold Ramirez and catching prospect Reese McGuire for left-handed pitcher Drew Hutchison. More >>

The Blue Jays acquire right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman from the Astros for right-handed pitching prospect Guadalupe Chavez. More >>

Chisholm on Blue Jays' trades

The Indians acquire left fielder Brandon Guyer from the Rays for right-handed pitching prospect Jhonleider Salinas and outfield prospect Nathan Lukes. More >>

The Red Sox acquire left-handed reliever Fernando Abad from the Twins for right-handed pitching prospect Pat Light. More >>

Austin Laymance, Manny Randhawa and Chad Thornburg are reporters for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.