Pittsburgh Pirates Receiving Trade Offers on Outfielder

The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves at the bottom of the NL central, sitting at 23-44 on the season and already 15 games back of the division leading Chicago Cubs. There's no doubt some changes are coming in Pittsburgh and the team is already getting a ton of interest in outfield Adam Frazier. 

The 29-year-old Frazier is arbitration eligible next offseason and could become a free agent in 2023. So far this season the Mississippi State product has made 262 plate appearances, and has two HR and 24 RBI, while swiping four bags. His best full season came back in 2019 when he slashed .278/336/417 and recorded 10 HR and 50 RBI. While he's the second most expensive player on the Pirates roster, he's only making $4.3 million which will be easy for teams to fit in.

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com had this to say about the Pirates moving Frazier over the course of the next few weeks:

Even easier would be his fit into many lineups, thanks to his ability to play second base and both corner-outfield positions. (Frazier has also started games at shortstop, third base and center field during his six-year career.). Frazier is having the best offensive season of his career, posting an .844 OPS with a National League-high 23 doubles as of Thursday. He’s also arbitration-eligible for a third and final time this coming offseason, so a team trading for Frazier would control him through 2022. Frazier is a perfect fit for a number of clubs, most notably the Yankees and White Sox, and if Cherington can get two or more teams interested, he could really drive up the price for the 29-year-old

Look for the Pirates to listen to a number of offers and create a bidding war for Frazier. It's likely one team ends up overpaying, but it could all be worth it come October and November.

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