Those other three players…

Logan’s 2009 splits against lefties definitely shows potential for him to replace Phil Coke as the Yankee lefty specialist.

Split G PA
AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO SO/BB BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
vs RHB as LH 14 38 33 7 12 1 0 1 0 0 5 3 0.60 .364 .447 .485 .932 16 1 0 0 0 3 .379 143 144
vs LHB as LH 19 44 39 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 4 7 1.75 .231 .318 .308 .626 12 1 1 0 0 0 .281 63 80

Another interesting note is the success Logan has against the first batter he faces:

Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO SO/BB BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
First Batter 20 20 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .158 .200 .158 .358 3 1 1 0 0 0 .200 -6 1

Now, let’s look at who the Yankees gave up:

Mike Dunn:
Dunn, a 24 year old left handed pitcher, played his college ball at Austin Peay, signed with the Yankees as an outfielder in 2004. The Yankees converted him to a pitcher and he has steadily moved up through the minors. Dunn is viewed as a solid power pitcher. He has a fastball that has touched 97-98 and a nasty power slider. While Dunn is a strikeout pitcher, he has struggled with his control. Scouts view this as a correctable problem, however, as it does not appear to be a mechanical issue so much as him getting too pumped up and overthrowing the ball. Dunn had a good 2009, starting in Trenton before moving up to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and making his major league debut on September 4. The Braves have picked up a major league ready arm who, with some work, could be a good asset for them in 2010.

Arodys Vizcaino: Vizcaino may prove to be a far bigger loss than Melky Cabrera, as the 19 year old right-handed pitcher was viewed as one of the Yankees’ top prospects. Pitching for Staten Island this year, Vizcaino went 2-4 with a 2.13 ERA. He has good control and struck out 52 batters in just 42.1 innings. His four seam fastball has reached the 94-96 MPH range which is accompanied by a quick release. He has added a big league power curveball that he throws with confidence, sitting at 78-80 MPH and really bottoming out over the plate. Vizcaino still has a way to go with his changeup, but he continues to work on it. Overall, the Braves have picked up a young pitcher who projects to be a big arm down the line.

Brian Cashman made a good move yesterday, giving the Yankees one of the best starting rotations in baseball and putting them in a position to defend their World Series title in 2010. Still, Atlanta did not walk away with nothing. They got an average major league outfielder with Melky Cabrera and a couple young arms with some good potential.