Friday night, the Pirate’s High-A affiliate Greensboro played against the Yankees High-A squad, the Hudson Valley Renegades. In the middle of this game, one of the top Pirate’s prospects, Liover Peguero, seemed to suffer an injury as he ran down the first-base line trying to beat out an infield single holding the back of his leg and limping.
Liover Peguero gets an infield single but pulls up lame. He’s replaced by Andres Alvarez.
— Greensboro Grasshoppers (@GSOHoppers) September 3, 2021
From what it sounded like, Peguero might have just pulled a hamstring, but Pirate’s fans will be holding their breath until told otherwise. Peguero was replaced in the 5th inning, and we are waiting on further word to hear the extent of the injury.
Peguero is currently slashing .272/.333/.461 with an OPS of .794 and a wRC+ of 111. Peguero’s biggest problem so far has been his K% numbers which stands at 25.3%; with his lack of power production so far, it would behoove him to cut it down significantly. According to MLB Pipeline, Peguero is currently ranked 5th in the Pirate’s top 30 prospects and has a 40-man ETA of 2023; Peguero is just 20-years-old.