I’ll just say that you should pump the brakes a little right now. Maybe a Baty for Frazier trade *could* happen, but I think that would reflect more of how the Mets view Baty’s prospect caliber rather than the Pirates getting a “steal”, per se.
Frazier is a solid player that has ran into some great luck this season, and I just don’t see his luck turning into *that* great of a return for Pitt.
I know that I have a similar player love with Kyle Gibson of the Rangers, and I think he could push a top 100 prospect (maybe), but that’s also because I think that there’s not much regression to be had with what he’s doing. That sounds crazy because he has a near-2.00 ERA right now, but with what he’s been able to do with soft contact is amazing, and he’s seriously keeping batters off balance with his newfound cutter. A 3.00 ERA is what I think he’ll “regress” to, but even then that’s a terrific pickup for any team.
My point is: We both think that our respective player (Gibson and Frazier) will fetch a similar return, but only one of those guys is doing stuff that is fairly sustainable.
I think Frazier could get a respectable return, maybe a package headed by Mark Vientos, but not near Baty unless it’s 1 v 1, and even then it seems a little far off.