Pittsburgh Pirates: Checking in on Players Traded This Past Offseason

The Pirates traded a handful of players last off-season, but where are they now and how are they performing?

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kevin Newman (28) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kevin Newman (28) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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Hoy Park

The next and final two players were both acquired in the Clay Holmes deal at the 2021 trade deadline. Hoy Park was one of the two infield prospects the Pirates got. Park got a handful of games played in his brief tenure with the Pirates. However, he hit just .202/.293/.348 with a .281 wOBA, and 73 wRC+. Although Park did walk 10.5% of the time, he struck out in just over a quarter of his plate appearances (25.4%), while providing below average pop (.146 isolated slugging percentage).

Park was then traded to the Boston Red Sox last offseason for teenage right-hander Immer Lobo. Park’s tenure in Boston was fairly short-lived, as he was then sent off to the Atlanta Braves. Park has not played in the bigs this season. He’s posted a .271/.386/.393 triple-slash for the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate. This has amounted to a 103 wRC+. While these are solid numbers, the Braves have ten players with an OPS+ of 95 or greater in at least 200 plate appearances. It would be hard for Park to even find a bench utility role right now for Atlanta.