Tue, Aug 1, 2023 at 5:59pm


The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired pitcher Bailey Falter from the Philadelphia Phillies for infielder Rodolfo Castro.

What does it give the Pittsburgh Pirates
Falter should get a chance to pitch in the Pirates rotation after they dealt Rich Hill earlier in the day. He started the season in the Phillies rotation before struggling and being sent down. This is his second chance at a first impression.

What does it give the Philadelphia Phillies
Castro had fallen behind the other top prospects in Pittsburgh's infield, leading to him being demoted recently. With Josh Harrison being designated for assignment, Castro could play a bench role in Philly. Similar to Falter, he gets a fresh start.

Fantasy impact
Both players are still trying to establish themselves, so there is no fantasy impact with this trade right now. If they prove themselves, both could become fantasy bench options.

Player focus

Pittsburgh Pirates

Bailey Falter P

Philadelphia Phillies

Rodolfo Castro IF