The Padres are once again making moves at the trade deadline as San Diego is reportedly set to acquire Pittsburgh’s All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier in a deal that will send Tucupita Marcano, Michell Miliano, and Jack Suwinski to the Pirates.
As of right now, neither team has confirmed the deal.
The San Diego Padres are acquiring second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 25, 2021
Frazier, 29, leads baseball in hits this year and is not a free agent until after the 2022 season. One of the best bats on the trade market.
At 29 years old, Frazier is currently slashing .324/.388/.448 a Major League-leading 125 hits in 98 games. When and if this deal gets done, the Padres will be able to send out a “should-have-been” All-Star lineup with the likes of Jake Cronenworth at first, Frazier at second, and the duo of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado and shortstop and third.
Of course this isn’t guaranteed, but at the end of the day, the acquisition of Frazier wasn’t so much to reinforce the infield as it was to add his blazing bat to a lineup that currently doesn’t own a batting average over .290.
Again, nothing is set in stone by any means, but this is an incredibly-exciting move by the Friars in an attempt to push them over the top for the second year in a row.