Marlins Acquire Gold Glove Catcher From Pirates

The Miami Marlins have acquired catcher Jacob Stallings from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for pitchers Zach Thompson and Kyle Nicolas and outfielder Connor Scott.

Stallings is an excellent catcher to have behind the plate because of his marvelous fielding ability. This is evidenced by him winning the Gold Glove Award and Fielding Bible Award for the 2021 season. In 112 games, he also had eight home runs, 53 RBIs and a .246 batting average. 

Stallings is under team control for the next three seasons, so Miami does not need to worry about losing him any time soon. The 31-year-old catcher seems to be improving with each season, so it will be intriguing to witness what else he's able to achieve from here. 

Thompson just pitched in his first MLB season and did fairly well. Splitting between the rotation and bullpen, he had himself a good rookie campaign. In 26 total appearances, he sported a 3-7 record, 3.24 ERA and 66 strikeouts. 

Nicolas spent time in both Single-A and Double-A this season. In 21 games between each leagues, he had a 6-4 record, 4.18 ERA and 136 strikeouts. The 22-year-old is a hard-throwing pitcher, but has more time left in the minors before making the big-league club. 

To conclude, Scott is a 21-ear-old centerfielder who played in Single-A this season. In 96 games, he had 10 home runs, 46 RBIs and a .276 batting average.

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