Earlier today the Pirates added Atahualpa Severino, a left-handed pitcher, from the Kansas City Royals. According to Kevin Pereira of Sox Prospects, the Pirates have also acquired right-hander Graham Godfrey from the Boston Red Sox.
Godfrey has 46 career innings in the majors, with a 5.09 ERA, a 4.5 K/9, and a 2.9 BB/9 ratio. Surprisingly he only has a 37.2% ground ball ratio in that span, and has mostly been around 40% in the minors. This year he has a 3.83 ERA in 42.1 innings in Triple-A, along with a 6.4 K/9 and a 4.0 BB/9. According to Sox Prospects, he throws an 88-89 MPH fastball, touching 91, and has a slider and changeup which are below average.
Both of these moves are probably meant to add depth to Indianapolis, as both pitchers will be going to Triple-A. The Indians have lost a few pitchers to the DL (Vic Black, Phil Irwin, Kyle McPherson), and have seen a few other guys get called up to the majors (Mike Zagurski, Bryan Morris). There could be other moves on the way, since right now the Indians have too many pitchers on their roster. Both of the guys today should be considered depth for Indianapolis, rather than depth for the Pirates.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.