Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Under-the-Radar Trade Chips

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May 1, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington talks on the field before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

While the Pittsburgh Pirates have multiple trade chips that have been discussed at length, they also have their fair share of under-the-radar trade chips that could help net them young talent before the end of the month

With the July 30 trade deadline slightly over three weeks away, few teams figure to be as busy as the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fully entrenched as sellers, the Pirates have multiple good trade chips that could net them strong returns.

Among these trade chips players such as Adam Frazier, Richard Rodríguez, Chris Stratton and Tyler Anderson have been talked about plenty. However, these are not the only trade chips the Pittsburgh Pirates have.

The month of July will be a vital one for Ben Cherington. Between the Pittsburgh Pirates owning the number one overall pick in the draft and trade deadline, Cherington will have multiple opportunities to add more young talent their already deep farm system.

Sometimes under-the-radar trade chips can help add pieces to the farm system that may seem like minor pieces but prove to become big-time prospects. An example of this was when Neal Huntington landed Oneil Cruz in exchange for Tony Watson in 2017. That said, let’s dive into looking at three under-the-radar trade chips the Pirates have.