Pittsburgh Pirates Add Pitching in Mock Trade with AL Central Team

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are in a unique position that no one expected them to be, a contender. Right now the Pittsburgh Pirates hold the lead in the National League Central. They also have one of the youngest middle infields in Baseball between Tucupita Marcano, Rodolfo Castro, Ji-hwan Bae, and obviously Oneil Cruz when he returns.

All these players appear to be viable options for now and the future with them all showing upside to be good everyday players. So what does that mean for some of the middle infield prospects down below such as Nick Gonzales, Liover Peguero, and to a lesser degree Jared Triola? Then there is the case of 2023 4th overall pick Termarr Johnson who is not far behind those others. Not to mention the team added 2021 37th overall pick Alika Williams in a deal with the Tampa Rays.

So maybe the Pittsburgh Pirates should consider being aggressive and trading one of those prospects away. The only way this should be considered is if the player is more than a rental and is here at least through next season. Years of control is something very important for the Pittsburgh Pirates to consider before trading away some of their top prospects.