Checking in on the two teenage prospects acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trade deadline
Prior to the August 1st trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates swung four trades that impacted their Major League roster. The four players who were on, or had spent time on the MLB roster this season were Carlos Santana, Ji Man Choi, Rich Hill, Austin Hedges, and Rodolfo Castro.
In return for these four players the Pirates received a variety of players in return. They targeted MLB ready starting pitching in Bailey Falter and Jackson Wolf, as well as Alfonso Rivas to replace Santana and Choi at first base.
There were also pieces acquired that were directed toward the future. They received international free agent pool money from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Hedges. The Pirates also received two intriguing teenage prospects, one from Milwaukee Brewers and one from the San Diego Padres.
These two teenage prospects are infielder Jhonny Severino, who was acquired from Milwaukee, and outfielder Estuar Suero, who came from San Diego. Both have been playing for the FCL Pirates since joining the organization. How have they performed thus far? Let's take a look at that today.