The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right-handed pitcher Bryse Wilson has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations. He was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates signed left-handed pitcher Jarlin Garcia.
The 25-year-old Wilson was acquired from the Atlanta Braves at the 2021 trade deadline in the Richard Rodriguez deal. He made 28 starts and five relief appearances for the Pirates over the last two seasons, going 4-13, 5.37 in 156 innings, with a 5.13 FIP, a 1.37 WHIP and a 102:42 SO/BB ratio.
Wilson had slightly better results in 2021 with the Pirates, resulting in 0.4 WAR according to Baseball-Reference. His -1.1 WAR in 2022 was the second worst on the team.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.