Giants Claim Aaron Fletcher; Cam Vieaux Clears Waivers

Two lefty pitchers recently designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates made moves today. Aaron Fletcher was claimed by the San Francisco Giants, while Cam Vieaux cleared waivers and he was optioned to Indianapolis.

Vieaux was designated for assignment when Jake Marisnick returned from the Injured List on Monday. Vieaux  made his big league debut on June 17th and made five appearances for the Pirates before being sent back to Indianapolis. He allowed nine runs in five innings, with most of that damage coming in his final appearance. The 28-year-old lefty has a 2.12 ERA and an 0.88 WHIP in 29.2 innings with Indianapolis.

Fletcher was DFA’d when the Pirates acquired pitcher Yohan Ramirez from Cleveland. The 26-year-old Fletcher had a 6.94 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 11.2 innings over nine appearances with the Pirates, though he was pitching much better in Indianapolis, where he had a 1.45 ERA  in 18.2 innings.

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Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

The two worst teams to hear claimed your player. #1 the Rays, and then #2 the Giants

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Though the SF Giants voodoo magic seems to only work on position players, not pitchers.


My hope is that no later than the trade deadline that Tsutsugo, Vogelbach, and VanMeter are no longer with the Pirates…all three can easily be replaced by almost any of our prospects in AAA or even AA.

I am guessing that I will get some pushback on Vogelbach, but the Pirates do not have the luxury of a 1 way DH that honestly is not producing any better than any of the players that have been up from AAA…


Who among the call-ups has a WRC+ of 120?


If you are talking about Vogelbach and he has a WRC+ 120 which means nothing to me, but that’s ok if he actually has that value then there is something wrong with that measurement as he is a strictly one-dimensional player with zero growth…


It means that he produces 20% more runs than average (park adjusted).


Got it, Delay. But it’s fine to not like a player. Right now I despise Merrifield.

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