The San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a commerce involving second baseman Adam Frazier, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan. Frazier and $1.4 million in cash will head to San Diego whereas the Pirates will obtain infielder Tucupita Marcano, outfielder Jack Suwinski, and right-hander Michell Miliano in return, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
Frazier, 29, lately made (and began) his first All-Star Sport. On the season, he is hit .327/.392/.453 (131 OPS+) with 4 dwelling runs and 5 stolen bases (on 9 tries). CBS Sports recently ranked him as one of the top dozen trade candidates this deadline. This is what we wrote on the time:
The primary of three Pittsburgh Pirates included on this record, Adam Frazier earned the beginning within the All-Star Sport after hitting .330/.397/.463 (137 OPS+) with 4 dwelling runs and 5 steals (on 9 tries) within the first half. He isn’t an exit-velocity whiz (he ranks 132nd of 136 qualifying batters), however he does launch the ball within the 10-to-30-degree vary as steadily as Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr., and another high-quality hitters. Frazier is unlikely to maintain up his present statline, but he is enticing as a flexible defender and high-contact hitter who has one other yr of group management remaining.
Frazier might look like an odd match for a Padres group that already employs Jake Cronenworth, Jurickson Profar, and Hae-Seong Kim. However Profar has predominantly performed the outfield this yr, whereas Kim has offered below-average offense. It is a minimum of conceivable that the Padres use Frazier at second base, with Cronenworth consuming into Eric Hosmer‘s at-bats, or that they deploy one or one other within the outfield as a means of getting them into the lineup.
Marcano is a 21-year-old infielder who has hit .182/.280/.205 (40 OPS+) in 50 big-league plate appearances this season. In Triple-A, in the meantime, he has batted .272/.367/.444 with extra walks (27) than strikeouts (25). He would not supply a lot in the way in which of energy, however the remainder of his instruments are a minimum of common. Marcano’s likeliest consequence is as a utility infielder; a person excessive on his hit device might foresee an opportunity he turns into a second-division common.
Suwinski has hit .269/.398/.551 in Double-A this season, albeit with a bloated strikeout price (27.7 p.c) and with out a ton of defensive worth. Then there’s Miliano, a 21-year-old right-hander with 25 walks in 30 innings this season.