Mariners: Potential Trades for Pirates 2B Adam Frazier

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 9: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at bat during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 9, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 9: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at bat during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 9, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /
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Juan Then, Mariners prospect
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 19: Juan Then, a Mariners prospect, pitches. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Trade 3: Mariners trade fast-rising Polcovich and Then, swap relievers

Kaden Polcovich has been having an incredible season so far this year, being named Player of the Week twice already for the Everett A ball squad. A young 22-year-old, this is his first season in pro ball. After a bit of an early struggle, he has shown why he was deserving of a third-round pick in last year’s shortened draft.

The .267 average may seem a little low, but the other stats are what jump out as being impressive. .405 OBP, 14 SB, 8 HR, and 4 3B shows a great eye coupled with good speed. He’s played all over this season, spending the majority of his time at 2B (199 Innings), but with a good amount still logged at SS (91.1) and CF (83).

The Mariners could swap relievers with Pitt, seeing if they could use Bednar to help further solidify the bullpen, and avoid some of the blowups/rough stretches we have seen out of Misiewicz after his hot start to the season.

Then, we could trade Then. Okay, enough with being punny/wordplay. During a multitude of stops between 2017 and 2019, Then posted ERAs consistently between 2.25 and 3.78, with a WHIP no higher than 1.088. He’s struggled a bit this year, but there is a reason that he currently sits 7th on the Mariners prospect list. He touches 100, has a hard wipe-out slider, and is already on the 40-man. Whether it’s as a short inning starter or a reliever, Then could play in 2022 for the Pirates.

What do you think? Should the Mariners go after Frazier? It may not be perfect, but these are all acceptable trades according to baseball trade values. Let us know what you think about the trades, why I’m wrong, and go ahead and be rude about it. It always gives me a good chuckle.

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