Pirates make big move heading into the trade deadline

Unless you have been living under a rock, yesterday afternoon during their game against the San Francisco Giants, the Pittsburgh Pirates dealt all-star second baseman, Adam Frazier, to the San Diego Padres along with cash for Jack Suwinski, Michell Miliano, and Tucupita Marcano.

Jack Suwinski is a left-handed hitting outfielder who was drafted in the 15th round by the San Diego Padres back in 2016. In 66 games in Double-A San Antonio, Suwinski is batting .269 with 15 homers, and 37 RBI's.

As for Miliano, he is a Dominican-born relief pitcher who in 18 games has posted a 3.16 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 25.2 innings pitched.

The Pirates definitely went after the high ceiling picks by trading for Suwinski, and Miliano, as both are still very young and have a ton of room to grow over the next couple of years in the farm system.

The headliner of this deal for the Pittsburgh Pirates was the shortstop, Tucupita Marcano. Marcano was ranked the fifth-best prospect in the Padres system and t just 21 years old he has bypassed Double-A and has even had some appearances with the Padres early on this season.

In 25 games with the big league club, he hit .182. Now that is just a small sample size from what he is capable of doing as in 44 games with Triple-A El Paso, Marcano is hitting .270 19 doubles, 3 triples, and 45 RBI's. With him being so young he still has so much time and so much room to grow and blossom into a big-league player.

With the trade deadline less than a week away, this won't be the last deal that the Pittsburgh Pirates will make as other top players at the major league level such as, Richard Rodriguez and Tyler Anderson have been linked to trade talks.