2021 MLB Power Rankings: Race to the Postseason

27. Pittsburgh Pirates (38-61)

This Week: vs. Philadelphia (3), vs. Milwaukee (3)

After making his first All-Star team this year, the Pirates shipped off utility man Adam Frazier to the San Diego Padres. In return, the Pirates received a hearty haul of prospects who should help set the table for the future. Among those players, the prized piece of the deal is 21-year-old second baseman Tucupita Marcano. The No. 5 ranked prospect in San Diego’s farm system, Marcano was integral in getting the Frazier deal done for both sides. Now, the Pirates have the future to look forward to with a bevy of young players. Next on Pittsburgh’s agenda: Finding a suitor for top closer Richard Rodriguez.

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