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What Could The Pirates Get For Bryan Reynolds?

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are not actively shopping Bryan Reynolds with the trade deadline coming next Tuesday.

However, plenty of teams are calling Pirates general manager Ben Cherington about the 27-year-old center fielder. The New York Yankees, Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres have been the teams the hottest after Reynolds, according to multiple baseball sources.

Would the Pirates’ trade Reynolds?

“Maybe,” said an executive from a rival MLB team, who asked for anonymity. “A lot of teams want him. The Pirates are making it clear they aren’t going to move him unless they are bowled over, but it only takes one team to make the right offer.”

It is interesting to contemplate what the Pirates could get for Reynolds. Not only is he an impact player but he is not eligible for free agency until after the 2025 season.

To get an idea of what a trade would look like, we consulted baseballtradevalues.com. The site attempts to put a value on each player while accounting for his contract status.

Some potential Reynolds’ deals validated by the site’s trade simulator can be found below. Not saying they are going to happen or and I would do them but just what the computer said.

New York Yankees

The Pirates would receive three prospects – shortstop Anthony Volpe, outfielder Everson Pereira and right-hander Luis Medina.

The trio is playing at Double-A and Volpe and Pereira are both 21 while Medina is 23, Baseball America ranks Volpe as the Yankees’ No. 1 prospect, Pereira No. 3 and Medina No. 9.

Volpe also stands at No. 16 on BA’s list of the top 100 prospects in baseball.

Miami Marlins

The Pirates would receive two prospects in right-hander Eury Perez and second baseman Ian Lewis.

There is a lot of projection with both as they are just 19 but the 6-foot-8 Perez is already at Double-A and ranked as the Marlins’ top prospect. Lewis, who is at Low-A level, is No. 9.

BA ranks Perez No. 9 overall and would add a much-needed premium pitching prospect to the Pirates’ farm system.

San Diego Padres

The Pirates would receive shortstop C.J. Abrams off the big league roster and outfield prospect James Wood.

The Padres might be hesitant to trade Abrams, especially with Fernando Tatis Jr. on the injured list. The 21-year-old has a .231/.280/.322 slash line and two homers in 43 games.

Wood, 19, is at the Low-A level.

Atlanta Braves

The Pirates would receive two major leaguers in right-hander Spencer Strider and catcher William Contreras along with three prospects – shortstop Vaughn Grissom and left-handers Kyle Muller and Tucker Davidson.

Strider, 23, is having a fine rookie season with a 5-3 record and 2.91 ERA in 22 games (11 starts) with a 1.021 WHIP and 13.4 K/9. The 24-year-old Contreras was the starting designated hitter for the National League in the All-Star Game last week and is hitting .258/.348/.522 with 11 home runs in 48 games.

Grissom is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in a weak Braves’ farm system and the 21-year-old is at the High-A level. Muller, 24, and Davidson, 26, both have a bit of major league service time and are pitching at Triple-A. Muller is the Braves’ No. 3 prospect and Davidson is No. 9.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Pirates would receive rookie left-hander Ethan Small off the major league roster and four prospects – outfielder Jackson Chourio, shortstop Brice Turang, second baseman Tyler Black and catcher Jeferson Quero.

Small, 25, has made two starts for the Brewers, going 0-0 with a 7.11 ERA. He is the organization’s No. 9 prospect.

Chourio (1), Turang (3), Black (6) and Quero (8) are also top-10 prospects in a fallow farm system. The 22-year-old Turang is the most advanced of the four as he is playing at Triple-A while Black (22) is at High-A and Chourio (18) and Quero (19) are at Low-A.

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Chris Scott

You are, clearly, out of your mind if you think we could get these deals. Has Reynolds turned into Babe Ruth while I had my head turned? C’mon man…..

Joe

Dear Chris,

This isn’t a Twitter post looking for reactions.

Chris

John always enjoy your articles never gave Atlanta any thought

T.J.

Hey JP. I just joined. I hemmed and hawed over joining these guys for a while now (love their Pens coverage as well), but them bringing you on board sealed it for me 🙂 Good to see you

Loved the scenarios you put out above. Of course, I’m not for the Buccos trading Reynolds and I can only imagine the fallout PR wise and the optics of it would look horrible. However, all those trades seem fair (value wise) but the Braves one really turned my head…as it would/should Cherrington’s. I’m not sure the Braves themselves would agree to that offer, but I’d jump at it. Especially Contreras, Stiner and Muller. Those 3 alone would make another GM’s head turn.

Richard

I could see the Yankees doing this, given that they’re in a semi-slump and having a tough go at it with the Astros, and their contention window is much shorter if Judge doesn’t resign. And if the offer you mentioned above was put on the table, the Pirates would be kind of stupid to pass that up. Especially given that Reynolds might only be around a year or so in the Pirates organization once the team is at a point where it can compete legitimately.

Richard

I love Reynolds, but if the Yanks would make that deal, I’d be the first to endorse it!

Mike Jones

You’re smoking crack if you think the Braves would trade Strider at all, let alone in conjunction with an All-Star catcher/DH and 3 prospects. Have you seen him pitch?

Last edited 12 days ago by Mike Jones
Keith Law

John,

I know you used a trade simulator for the Braves proposal, but you’ve got to understand that the underlying values are completely skewed due to Contreras and Strider being first year players (and both could individually make runs for ROY…). The Pirates wouldn’t get one of Strider or Contreras straight up for Reynolds, much less both PLUS those other prospects.

The Pirates MAY get 2-3 of those prospects (not either of Strider and Contreras) not named Grissom but that’s as good as they would realistically get. Please use this as a lesson not to blindly use trade simulators for determining surplus value in MLB trades.

Matt

Wait , so you want the marlins to trade their top pitching prospect for a guy hitting 254 with 32 RBI’s. You can’t be serious..

Butch

Reynolds plays on a team with nobody around him, and please don’t say Hayes. Put him in that Yankee line up and he is right with anyone in baseball.

Daniel Smith

As a braves fan, there’s no way in hell We’re trading Strider. Unless the players last name is Soto.

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