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How today’s trades affect the Pirates’ 2010 season

How today’s trades affect the Pirates’ 2010 season

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The Pirates roster did not contain many obvious trade chips as we approached the 2010 trade deadline, but that did not keep Neal Huntington from wheeling and dealing today. Huntington utilized five players that he signed this past offseason, sending Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby and D.J. Carrasco to Arizona, Javier Lopez to the Giants and Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers. Let’s take a look at how all of these roster changes will affect the remainder of the 2010 season.

Let’s start with the change in production from the team’s position players at the catcher, first base, shortstop and right field positions. The first chart represents the value I think we should have expected if no trades were made today. Each player’s wOBA comes directly from his rest-of-season ZiPS projection, and from that we can calculate his offensive value in runs. I calculated defensive values simply by extrapolating each player’s 2010 UZR using my projected plate appearance totals ...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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