Pittsburgh Pirates: Who they Have Scouted

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Pittsburgh Pirates target
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1. player. 43. . Right-Handed Starter. New York Yankees. Nathan Eovaldi

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have talked to the New York Yankees about right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees have discussed a possible trade involving Nathan Eovaldi. So far this season Eovaldi has struggled for the Yankees. In fact, he was moved to the Yankee bullpen but will return to their starting rotation on Tuesday night.

In 98 2/3 innings pitched this season Nathan Eovaldi has not gotten the results he or the Yankees were hoping for. He is averaging 7.39 K/9 and just 2.92 BB/9 which are strong numbers, but his 1.73 HR/9 is not. Eovaldi has allowed 19 home runs on the season, and that is a big reason his ERA is 5.11.

One thing with Eovaldi is he is only 26 years of age, is controlled through next year, and has a high 90s fastball.  He is an intriguing arm, but would need a lot of work to be worth plugging into this rotation over the current options.

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