The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infield prospect Adalberto Santos to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a player to be named later. Santos was a 22nd round pick in the 2010 draft. He was playing for the Indianapolis Indians this year, but was struggling with a .186/.234/.256 line. Santos had a .303/.393/.403 line in 756 plate appearances at the Double-A level.

Santos is a utility player, playing second base, third base, and all three outfield spots. He’s not strong defensively, but has been an interesting guy to follow for his ability to hit, get on base, and play multiple positions. The struggles in Triple-A led to a decrease in playing time this year. Santos wasn’t in our top 50 prospects heading into the season, but was as high as 27th in the system going into the 2013 season.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Most guys are just looking for an opportunity and the only way they get it is with another organization. Hope he makes the most of it.

  2. I am thrilled for Santos. I mentioned before that I wished he would get traded, as he was just sitting on the bench in Indy (talk about a small sample size on his AAA numbers..sheesh), and I think the Pirates never gave this guy a real shot due to his lack of home run power.

  3. Santos seemed like a good dude and good teammate. Really had zero shot with the Bucs, so wish him well and hope he can get some java in SF.

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