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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Carlos Santana

The Pirates signed Carlos Santana last offseason to a one-year deal. Santana did pretty well for the Bucs, providing some value with the bat, and a phenomenal glove over at first base. He was then traded to the Milwaukee Brewers where he continued to be a solid line-up presence as well as a good defensive first baseman.

Santana’s bottom line consisted of a .240/.318/.429 triple-slash, a 10.5% walk rate, and 16.5% strikeout rate. This marks 12 straight seasons with a strikeout rate under 20% and a walk rate over 10%. He also went yard 23 times, the eighth time he has accomplished that feat in his career. All told he had a .323 wOBA and 101 wRC+, making him roughly league average with the bat. However with the glove, he racked up +11 defensive runs saved and +3 outs above average.