Ranking 5 potential Pittsburgh Pirates outfield trade targets

The Pirates desperately need outfield help, and the outfield trade market should have some decent options. But who are the best and most likely trade targets the Pirates will go after?
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No. 3: Jose Siri

Jose Siri broke out in 2023, hitting 25 homers in an injury-limited 106 games with a 106 wRC+ and +2.6 fWAR. This earned Siri the starting center field job for the Rays, and he's continued to hit well. But with the Tampa Bay Rays likely willing to move some of their players at the trade deadline, Siri will probably be a name that gets thrown around in trade talks among outfielders.

Siri is slashing .219/.300/.423 with a .317 wOBA and 110 wRC+. Siri's isolated slugging percentage has dropped, but is still at a healthy .205 mark. While he's still striking out over a third of the time with a 35.4% K%, he has seen his walk rate go from just 5.5% last year to 8.5% this year. Siri also has a .334 xwOBA, a .467 expected slugging percentage, and a 15.8% barrel rate, suggesting maybe there's more to his game than meets the eye.

On top of providing top-of-the-line power, Siri has established himself as one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball. Since 2022, Siri has +10 defensive runs saved and +31 outs above average. Siri is an ultra-fast runner and is in the 98th percentile of sprint speed, which helps him track down balls in the gaps and fly balls hit deep. Don't think he's an easy guy to run on, either, as his throws average 92.7 MPH, which is in the 96th percentile.

Siri is under control for the next three seasons via arbitration. That could make him a bit more expensive in terms of prospect cost. His market has been quieter compared to that of Bleday, but with the Rays' current situation, they'll likely listen to offers on any player. Still, he should be a realistic trade target for the Pirates. He'll provide the much-needed pop this lineup desperately needs while giving them Gold Glove-caliber defense up the middle for the next three seasons.