Outfielder Jared Oliva
25-year-old outfielder Jared Oliva made his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020. The right-handed hitting outfielder went 3-for-16 with no walks, no extra base hits and 6 strikeouts in his 16 PAs in the Majors in September of 2020.
Oliva had risen to being a top-10 prospect in the Pirate farm system. Although, this rise did come as a bit of a surprise. While Oliva does a lot of things well, outside of his speed there is nothing he seems to be great at.
For most of the 2021 season Oliva was with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. In 43 PAs across 20 games played in the Majors, Olvia hit for a .175/.233/.225 slash line to go with a wRC+ of 20 and just a pair of doubles.
Throughout the 2021 season the Pirates were in need of outfield help, especially right-handed hitting outfield help. Despite this, Oliva was never given any sort of extended look at the Major League level. This most likely indicates that Pirate brass are not high on Oliva.
If Pirate brass is not high on Oliva this will spell his end with the organization. Look for that end to come this offseason.