Noah Syndergaard…

…traded in the Blue Jays-Mets deal for R.A. Dickey, was less than a year old when R.A. Dickey was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the 1993 draft.

It got me wondering if there have been any players traded for anyone who wasn’t born yet when they started their careers. I quickly checked some likely suspects…

Rickey Henderson (drafted June 1976) traded in 1997 from the Padres to the Angels for Stevenson Agosto (born September 1976). Rickey Henderson is the answer to everything.

Anyone know any others?



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In 2006 Jamie Moyer was traded for Andy Barb. Barb was born in Oct. 1984, and Moyer was drafted earlier that same year.

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Yeah, but Jaime Moyer was drafted before Abner Doubleday was born.

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