Just who did the Orioles get in return for Miguel Tejada. Here’s a little more information on four of the five names (Luke Scott is a full-time big leaguer in my book) headed to Baltimore:
Matt Albers: A durable right-hander with plus arm strength. He’s got an above-average curveball and a feel for a changeup. He profiles as a good No. 3 starter who should eat up 200-plus innings every year.
Dennis Sarfate: Sarfate only spent a couple of months with the Astros, but he was very impressive out of the pen for Houston. He’s got a power arm and a slider that works well in short relief. He used to be a starter, but command issues were a problem. They continued to be this past year before he came to Houston (he was with the Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate in Nashville), but he has the stuff to close or at least be a good setup man if he can command the ball well like he did in Houston.
Troy Patton: The key to the deal, assuming he’s healthy. He’s a No. 2, a No. 3 at worst, if he’s 100 percent, though he’s had some shoulder issues that keep that somewhat in question. While his velocity has dropped some because of the shoulder problems, the positive from that is he’s developed a greater feel for his offspeed stuff.
Mike Costanzo: He only donned an Astros uniform for a brief stretch in the Arizona Fall League, as he came from the Phillies in the Brad Lidge deal this past fall. He’s a left-handed power bat with pop to all fields, though he does swing and miss a fair amount. There’s some question about whether he can play third base at the big-league level. Perhaps he’ll be a left fielder, a first baseman or a DH on an AL club.