Lefty Eric Stout
Claimed off waivers on June 16th, left-handed journeyman Eric Stout became a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Prior to this season, Stout had pitched just 2.1 innings at the major league level.
These 2.1 innings pitched came with the Kansas City Royals in 2018. Typically, when a pitcher, especially a left-handed one, has only pitched 2.1 MLB innings by the time they are 29-years-old, that is not a good sign.
Between the Pirates and Chicago Cubs, Stout has pitched 14.2 innings pitched this season. Stout has posted a 5.52 ERA, 4.22 FIP, 11.3% walk rate and a 21.1% strikeout rate. Nothing special, at all, with some of these stats being flat out bad.
Relievers such as Stout are a dime a dozen. They can be found anywhere. Hell, the Pirates may have a better internal left-handed bullpen option, and a younger one, in Cam Alldred. Stout will certainly be a candidate to be taken off the 40-man roster this offseason.