Pittsburgh Pirates: Potential Future Trade Destinations for Adam Frazier

throws to first base against the Chicago Cubs during the home opening game at Wrigley Field on April 08, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
throws to first base against the Chicago Cubs during the home opening game at Wrigley Field on April 08, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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TAMPA, FL – MARCH 13: A general view of Steinbrenner Field on March 13, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Major League Baseball is suspending Spring Training and delaying the start of the regular season by at least two weeks due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL – MARCH 13: A general view of Steinbrenner Field on March 13, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Major League Baseball is suspending Spring Training and delaying the start of the regular season by at least two weeks due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

New York Yankees

Now you might first be scratching your head at this one. Their middle infield is set with D.J. LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres at second base and shortstop. But this is a team that is extremely injury prone. Last year, many of their top offensive forces like Luke Voit, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Miguel Andujar missed most of, or good chunks of 2019 because of injury. Stanton and Judge look like they’ll be opening the 2020 season on the injured list.

But the Yankees were partly bailed out by breakout performances by Mike Ford, Gio Urshela, Mike Tauchman, and even to some extent LeMahieu. Many questions, especially about Ford, Urshela, and Tauchman, are going to come up. Can they reproduce, or come close to the numbers they produced in 2019, or will they go back to being the Quad-A roster depth they were before 2019? Can Andujar comeback after missing most of 2019? Will LeMahieu be the MVP candidate he was in 2019, or will he be the solid, but not spectacular bat he was before? How long will Judge and Stanton be out?

Frazier would provide some stability and durability for the Yankees. He also might see his power numbers get a bit of a boost with Yankee Stadium’s short right field porch. The Bucs could try to package Frazier and Chris Archer for (Clint) Frazier, among other notable names like pitcher Nick Nelson, or pitcher Albert Abreu.

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