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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Hyun-Jin Ryu

You know how I just said that Miley fits what Ben Cherington likes to a T, and I was surprised the Pirates have not signed him yet? Well, I think the same can be said about Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu is another soft-tossing veteran lefty, which again, I am shocked the Pirates haven’t at least kicked the tires on him yet.

Ryu only pitched 50.2 innings, but was decent, working to a 3.46 ERA, 4.91 FIP, and 1.29 WHIP. The South Korean lefty only had a 17% strikeout rate, but had a phenomenal 6.3% walk rate. Home runs, however, gave Ryu some trouble as he clocked in with a 1.56 HR/9 rate. However, Ryu had an 87.8 MPH exit velocity, a 7.6% barrel rate, both of which were almost identical to Miley, as well as a 16.4% HR/FB ratio, which was 4.4% higher than his career average.