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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Martin Perez

If there’s one lefty SP who’s looking to rebound, it’s Martin Perez. Perez has followed up his All-Star 2022 campaign with a disappointing 4.88 ERA, 5.34 FIP, and 1.49 WHIP. Perez has pitched 125 innings in 28 games (20 starts). He’s struggled with home runs, with a 1.51 HR/9, though his 14.2% strikeout rate and 8.2% walk rate aren’t out of the ordinary for him. Perez has pitched better but still not great since getting moved to the pen.