The Pittsburgh Pirates should keep an eye out for these four players on the trade market based on winning percentage added
Last week, we looked at a few free agents the Pittsburgh Pirates should go after based on winning percentage added, or WPA. The stat does precisely what it says; it shows how much a player contributed to their team’s chance of winning. It better shows how good a player was at coming through when it mattered the most. It is a cumulative stat and not one that should be used to predict future performance. But, in the end, you’re looking at players who were important to their team’s chances of winning.
The Pirates need to pursue players, both on the trade market and the free agent market. We’ve looked at many free agents since the off-season has begun. But today, we will shift over to the trade market, and based on WPA, what players could the Pirates keep in mind?