Prospect Roundtable: Who Was Your Favorite Trade Deadline Acquisition?

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a quiet trade deadline.

They dealt away Daniel Vogelbach, Jose Quintana, Chris Stratton, and cash considerations.

In return: RHP Colin Holderman (for Vogelbach), RHP Johan Oviedo and 1B Malcom Nunez (for Quintana/Stratton), and RHP Jeremy Beasley (for cash).

It's not exactly Juan Soto and Josh Bell.

There aren't many players to choose from, but for this edition of Prospect Roundtable, we each picked the player who stood out the most.
JOHN DREKER: Malcom Nunez, 1B
I'm not 100% sold on his power being a legit tool due to the crazy home/road splits this year, but Nunez has the most upside of the small group of new players. At 21 years old, he has shown solid walk and strikeout rates throughout his career, while hitting for some power. The fact that he ...



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Trying to follow along yesterday on Gameday and I was double taking on a swing and miss on a Holderman 99.4 mph “sinker”? Can that be right?




Curious article considering the Pirates made two trades…and the returns were very ordinary even on paper. Nunez wins by default in my opinion.


I have sent multiple emails and have filled out the digital form to try and figure out why I am locked out of premium content. I sent you my invoice dated 6/14/22 several times. These are the articles that I have paid for to read. I am not sure what I have to do to get a response from PP about this issue. If you could please contact me so that we can figure out what is needed I would appreciate it.


I had the same issue. It happened during the draft. Tim was able to fix it. It sounds like theres some deeper system issue at work.


Same with me. I am locked out of these articles. I can’t figure out how to read them


Im having the same issue. I’ve left multiple subscription site msgs, even msged the Facebook page. Msged Tim directly. And I’m on my third post here on the pages. I’m lost as to why I can’t get any msg at all.


I was at least hoping one of the other contributors to the site would post something regarding our issue. But it appears we may have just donated to the site for the year. I know Tim and WTM have lived in the southeast so they will get this reference. I was hoping for Publix customer service but it appears I am getting the Walmart treatment. Let me know if either of you get the chance to read what you paid for.


Still can’t access premium. Not sure if the others can or not. Will check back later in the day.


Same story here. Multiple emails. Submissions through digital form. Copies of renewal invoices dated 6/30. Crickets. Missed the run-up to the draft and the trade deadline. #smh


Tim fixed mine so I am back in the game. These were the first times I commented in the history of this site. But I do enjoy reading a lot of what the frequent posters write.


“this is going to sound harsh, but if the Cardinals decided he’d work better as a reliever I’d tend to believe he’s probably more suited out of the bullpen.“

Trust us, that doesn’t sound harsh Anthony


Not to sound snarky, but the best deadline acquisition was getting rid of Yoshi. Keeping him around would have been throwing good money after bad.


To add a bit of additional snark, maybe Van Meter should follow.


Going into the deadline I wanted the Pirates to show some sense of “buying” and getting two potential back-of-the-pen relievers for ’23 qualifies as that.

The most intriguing acquisition, though, is Nunez. And I’m glad he’s a high-upside guy at AA as opposed to the high-upside guys at low A that we acquired previously.


He is hitting in the Texas League which is always inflated, but his BB of 48 to only 71 K’s is excellent for such a young kid with an 823 OPS. I can only hope that the Pirates will also promote Endy Rod from A+ to AA. With the trouble Davis has had staying on the field, Endy could be our best hope behind the plate in 2023 alternating with Davis.


Nunez & Mason Martin are both 3+ years younger than their average competition at their levels.

Was impressed with Nunez’ power in the couple Youtube HR clips of his, as there’s some moon shots he hit.

Guessing when Oviedo gets the call that he’ll be the 1st Cuban born player to suit up for the Bucs since Yoslan Herrera

Anthony Murphy

Nunez is younger than Peguero AND has over 500 plate appearances in AA. That’s very intriguing.


The Cardinals do not believe in the one level per year advancement program that the Pirates seem to like. Hard to understand how a hitter/player like Endy Rodriguez is still at A+, even though he is already 22. A 6’0″ 170 Switchhitter with a slash of 302/392/544/936 OPS, and has played C – 51 games, 2B – 15 games, LF – 13 games, and 1B – 3 games.

This kid needs to be in AA Altoona. He plays enough other positions that he is not going to impede the progress of Henry Davis, if Davis is able to stay on the field.

What a steal he has been from the Musgrove trade. The Padres offered to include a LHRP (Joey Lucchesi) and the Pirates declined. The Mets wanted a LHRP and threw Endy into the deal. Lucchesi pitched in 2021 for the Mets 1-4, 4.46 ERA, 38.1 IP, but injured his elbow and had TJ surgery in June 2021.


When can we expect our Cuban connection to begin play in the system?

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