The Los Angeles Angels have followed up their hot start to 2022 by going ice cold this summer, falling out of being a legit playoff contender and now look to be sellers as teams approach the deadline. Catcher Max Stassi is a name that could be up for grabs among contenders.
Stassi has not been elite by any means at the plate this season, slashing just .208/.313/.328 with 5 HR and 16 RBI in 57 games this season, but that .641 OPS would be an improvement from the current Cardinal catchers.
Stassi has proven to be a great hitter over the last few seasons, having an OPS of .886 and .752 in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Stassi may regain some of that form in a Cardinal uniform, but even if he just maintains his play, would be a welcomed upgrade on the roster.
The Angels are in desperate need for a boost to their farm system, and since Stassi is making $7 million in 2023 and 2024, he will likely not cost a ton in terms of prospect value.
Stassi, like the other names on this list, is controllable, albeit on a larger dollar amount, making the decision to add him a win for the 2022 Cardinals and future seasons.