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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All-Star Adam Frazier Traded to San Diego Padres

In yet another trade that left Pirates fans scratching their heads, the team swapped All-Star Adam Frazier for Tucupita Marcano, Jack Suwinski, and Michell Miliano.

At the age of 23, on the cusp of turning 24, Marcano has emerged as a promising piece from this trade. He displays solid contact skills with the ability of drawing walks. However, his journey has been marred by inconsistency and injuries.

On the other hand, Suwinski has been the standout player in this trade, but he's struggled to curb his striking out habit, with a concerning strikeout rate of 32.3% in his first 223 games. Despite his challenges, Suwinski has yet to fully showcase his potential. At 23 years old, Miliano has been shuttling between High-A and Double-A, hinting at the possibility of him one day becoming a piece in a major league bullpen.