The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted three of their more intriguing prospects to the next level in the minor leagues
On Tuesday, news broke that a trio of Pittsburgh Pirates prospects were being promoted to the next minor league level. None of these promotions were ones that came as a surprise, and all three players are among the most intriguing players in the Pirate farm system.
The first of these three was Liover Peguero. The middle infield prospect is on his way from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis. It would not be a surprise to see Peguero have a similar path to that of Henry Davis, where he does not spend much time at Triple-A before being promoted to the majors.
Peguero hit for a .260/.333/.453 slash line with a 113 wRC+ in 318 plate appearances with Altoona this season. He hit 11 home runs, 20 doubles, a triple, and stole 19 bases. He drew walks at a 10.1% rate while striking out at just an 18.2% clip.
Peguero had been swinging a hot bat since the start of June, which included an increase in power. In 125 PAs since June 1st, Peguero hit for a .274/.344/.531 slash line with a 134 wRC+. His isolate slugging (ISO) since the start of June was .257 and he hit 7 home runs with 8 doubles.
With the Pirate middle infield in a bit of a state of flux, there could be a path for Peguero to reach the majors soon. Nick Gonzales has a spot locked down in the middle infield right now, but the other spot remains a big question mark until Oneil Cruz returns. Peguero could be set to benefit from this.