Pittsburgh Pirates: Recapping Ben Cherington's Trades Thus Far

Ben Cherington, since signing with the Pirates in 2019, has singlehandedly turned around the Pirates after Neal Huntington ruined them!
Jul 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes (left) speaks a
Jul 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes (left) speaks a / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Starling Marte Traded to Diamondbacks

On January 27th, 2020, to much surprise, Cherington executed a trade involving Starling Marte, along with $1.5 million in cash and a $250,000 international signing bonus. In return, the Pirates acquired Liover Peguero and Brennan Malone.

While Malone's progress has been delayed by injuries, Peguero has demonstrated his skills. At one point, he was even ranked as the 38th best prospect in MLB according to Baseball Prospectus. In his limited MLB appearances, Peguero has exhibited his ability to make solid contact and hit home runs. However, his strikeout rate has been a concern, currently standing at 31% as of September 1st.