Pittsburgh Pirates: Teams are Calling About Adam Frazier

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly getting trade interest in infielder Adam Frazier

The MLB Winter Meetings are officially underway in San Diego, California as all 30 MLB teams have executives and coaches present and looking to make moves.  The Winter Meetings tend to be the busiest couple days of the off season as trades and signings are made and rumors are swirling.

In an overall quiet day for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jason Mackey reported some news in the early evening of the first official day of these meetings.

Many expected names such as Starling Marte and Keone Kela to be discussed with teams in a trade and Adam Frazier can now be added to that list.

Frazier slashed .278/.336/.417 finishing the 2019 campaign at just about league average offensively.  He was named a finalist for gold glove at second base this year after posting a .989 fielding percentage and six DRS.  These efforts were good for a 2.7 WAR according to baseball reference.

Frazier is an intriguing trade option for teams around Major League Baseball.  He is under team control for three more seasons, has posted a career 103 wRC+ and provides versatility on defense having played six different positions in his big league career.

Some teams that come to mind that could be interested in Adam Frazier include, Oakland, Texas, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Boston.

From the Pirates perspective, trading Adam Frazier does make some sense.  The Pirates are deep with young infielders with Kevin Newman, Colin Moran, Cole Tucker Erik Gonzalez all having big league experience last season and Ke’Bryan Hayes coming soon.  Frazier’s value is potentially at its peak with team control through 2022 and a nice all around season last year.

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Time will tell if the Pirates will consider trading away Adam Frazier.  With that being said, having a starting infield in 2020 of Newman at second, Tucker at short and Moran at third until Hayes is ready makes sense if the Pirates were to get an intriguing offer for Frazier.