Gabriel Moreno would be a great acquisition for the Pittsburgh Pirates as it could help to bolster the farm system in an area of need, which is catching. Moreno is a 21-year old catching prospect that is ranked as Toronto’s sixth-best prospect by MLB Pipeline.
Moreno has been lighting up the AA Northeast this season as he carries a .373 average, 8 HRs and an OPS of 1.092. The main concern with Moreno though is his fielding as each of the last two seasons he has allowed 11 passed balls. He has looked promising this year, as he has yet to allow a single ball to get past him.
The next player to look at is second baseman, Leo Jimenez. He is ranked as the Blue Jays twelfth overall prospect. Jimenez seems like he would be a player who would turn out to be a player like Adam Frazier is. That would be a great defender who can get on base consistently but has very little power.
Jimenez is still looking for his first homer in pro ball as he is reaching his 100th career game, which is supportive of his 35 power rating by MLB Pipeline. In 49 games, he has only allowed 6 errors and carries a batting average of .301 in his 123 plate appearances this season.
Additionally, like Frazier, Jimenez also plays a variety of positions. Jimenez has played at second, short, and third base so far in his minor league career, which would help to make him a nice utility player down the road.
The last positional target to look at would be Dasan Brown. Brown is a 19-year-old outfield prospect who was drafted in the third round of the 2019 draft. Brown is ranked as the Jays 15th best prospect and carries a future value of 45 according to MLB Pipeline.
With the minor league season being canceled last year, Brown has very little pro ball data, which makes him a little more of a riskier type of player to trade for. He has only had 49 ABs in the minors and carries a .224 average with 5 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.