Pittsburgh Pirates: Previewing the Left-Handed Starting Pitching Market

The Pirates have signed one LHP SP every off-season in Ben Cherington's reign, so what does this year's market look like?
Aug 4, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) pitches
Aug 4, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) pitches / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Alex Wood

There are a few veteran lefties looking to rebound after a rough 2023. One is Alex Wood. Wood has bounced between the starting rotation and bullpen but has just a 4.77 ERA, 4.73 FIP, and 1.46 WHIP to his credit. Wood’s 0.98 HR/9 is about the only silver lining of his season. He’s struck out well under 20% of opponents with a 17.6% strikeout rate but has also struggled to limit walks with a 10.3% walk rate. But it wasn’t all that long ago Wood was a quality starting pitcher.