Pittsburgh Pirates: Pitchers That Need to Come Off the 40-Man This Offseason

Aug 12, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Bryse Wilson (32) throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 12, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Bryse Wilson (32) throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports /
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – AUGUST 06: Eric Stout #52 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 06, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – AUGUST 06: Eric Stout #52 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 06, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

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.

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