Pittsburgh Pirates: Players Who Must Be on Their Radar at the MLB Winter Meetings

The Pirates must keep these players on their radar as we head into the Winter Meetings.

Dec 7, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; A detailed view of a 2022 MLB Winter Meetings logo at Manchester
Dec 7, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; A detailed view of a 2022 MLB Winter Meetings logo at Manchester / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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Jorge Polanco

Along with Kepler, Jorge Polanco’s name has been thrown around in rumors. Polanco only played about half of the season. However, when he stepped to the batter's box, he was a quality hitter once again. This now marks five straight seasons where Polanco has had at least 300 plate appearances and a wRC+ above 110.

When everything was said and done, Polanco batted .255/.335/.454 with a .340 wOBA, and 119 wRC+. He could have been even better, as indicated by his .351 xwOBA. Polanco hit for good pop, hitting 14 home runs. He also posted a healthy 10.5% walk rate, but he also struck out at a career-high 25.7% rate. Polanco’s defense at the keystone is lackluster as he had +1 DRS, but -5 OAA.

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