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Top Liover Peguero News
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Reassigned to minors camp
Peguero was reassigned Tuesday to the minor-league side of Pirates camp.
Peguero was called up for his MLB debut last June but appeared in only one game with Pittsburgh. The 22-year-old infielder slashed .259/.305/.387 with 10 home runs and 28 stolen bases in 121 games last summer at Double-A.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Scuffling since return to Double-A
Peguero has slashed just .222/.283/.292 with three home runs, eight steals and a 12:39 BB:K through 46 games since being optioned back to Double-A Altoona.
He wasn't exactly lighting up the Eastern League before his June cup of coffee in the majors, but Peguero has had a lot of trouble producing since making his return to Double-A. Though the 21-year-old shortstop has good speed and a bit of pop, the latter has hardly shown up this year. On the bright side, he has actually trimmed his strikeout rate a bit compared to last season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Heads back to Double-A
Peguero was optioned to Double-A Altoona on Monday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Peguero somewhat surprisingly beat fellow shortstop prospect Oneil Cruz to the majors last week, but that appeared to be more a matter of geographical proximity than anything else, as he was able to make the short drive from Altoona to Pittsburgh on minimal notice after Tucupita Marcano hit the COVID-19 injured list Friday. Peguero held his own in his lone appearance, going 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, but the team will now turn to Cruz as the presumed long-term solution at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Tallies first hit
Peguero went 1-for-3 with a walk Saturday against the Giants.
Peguero made his big-league debut after being called up to replace Tucupita Marcano (illness) on the roster. He hit eighth and delivered a single the opposite way in the fourth inning to record his first major-league hit. Peguero is likely to return to Double-A Altoona once Marcano is activated, as his promotion was a result of geographical proximity to Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Batting eighth in big-league debut
Peguero is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in Saturday's game against the Giants.
Peguero was called up by the Pirates on Friday, and he'll make his major-league debut as Saturday's starting shortstop. Over 54 games at Double-A Altoona to begin the year, the 21-year-old slashed .292/.315/.469 with five home runs, 33 RBI, 28 runs and 14 steals.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Called up by Pirates
Peguero was called up by the Pirates on Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Peguero will jump straight from Double-A Altoona to replace Tucupita Marcano, who landed on the COVID-19 injured list. The former seemingly got the call ahead of fellow shortstop prospect Oneil Cruz due primarily to his geographical proximity to Pittsburgh rather than his major-league readiness, as the Pirates needed a player on very short notice. Peguero has stolen 14 bases in 54 games for Altoona this season and could make a fantasy impact with his legs if he's given a handful of starts, though whether or not his bat is ready to make the jump is unclear. His .292/.315/.469 slash line is good for a 113 wRC+, but the two-level jump may be a tough ask.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Enduring power outage
Peguero has hit just .260/.291/.394 with one home run and six steals across his last 31 games for Double-A Altoona.
Thanks to a hot start, his season line still sits at .293/.320/.476 -- pretty good for a 21-year-old in Double-A. Nonetheless, Peguero's power production has dried up recently, and plate discipline has been an issue too, as he's posted a 3.7 percent walk rate and 26.7 percent strikeout rate over the aforementioned 31-game stretch. He has enough pop, speed and contact ability to be relevant for fantasy purposes one day, but he'll need to improve his approach against upper-level pitching before he makes it to the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Hitting well at Altoona
Peguero has hit .338/.357/.603 with three home runs, 16 RBI and 12 runs scored across 70 plate appearances with Double-A Altoona to begin the 2022 season.
Peguero has made the most of his first opportunity in the upper levels of the minor leagues. His 13.6 percent strikeout rate stands out in a positive way, particularly when contrasted with the fact that he was punched out on strikes 25.2 percent of the time with High-A Greensboro in 2021. While it's still too early in the campaign to draw conclusions, Peguero has also shown plenty of pop by accruing a .281 ISO and .439 wOBA. The only downside to his profile at this point is a three percent walk rate, though given the way he's impacted the ball it's difficult to argue he should be swinging less. Pittsburgh moves its prospects notoriously slowly, so Peguero isn't likely to see the majors until some point in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Added to 40-man roster
Peguero's contract was selected by the Pirates on Friday.
Peguero performed well at High-A Greensboro in 2021 and slashed .269/.331/.443 with 14 homers, 67 runs, 45 RBI and 28 stolen bases across 90 games. He'll likely require at least one more season in the minors before he joins the conversation for the major-league roster, but he'll be shielded from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Scorching hot
Peguero went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and a pair of homers for High-A Greensboro on Sunday.
He's hit five home runs in the last three games, giving him a slash line of .423/.464/1.038 in the last week and 11 homers in 269 plate appearances. Peguero, who has also swiped 17 bases in 20 tries, continues to play shortstop next to second baseman Nick Gonzales. The tandem could play in Pittsburgh by 2023.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Modest results in High-A
Peguero is hitting .255/.326/.430 with six home runs, 11 steals, 19 RBI and 32 runs for High-A Greensboro.
July has not been kind to the 20-year-old shortstop, who's gone just 5-for-34 with a single homer and 14 strikeouts in 40 plate appearances this month. Peguero has an intriguing combination of plus speed and roughly average pop, but his strikeout rate has spiked to 26.2 percent this season -- not ideal for a guy who's supposed to have a great feel for contact. Since he's a solid defender who should have a good chance to stick at shortstop, it's okay if Peguero's offensive game develops a little slower, but if his speed falls off as he ages, that'll limit his future fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Returns to lineup
Peguero (knee) is in the lineup for High-A Greensboro on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Peguero has been dealing with a minor right knee contusion since May 9 that eventually forced him to spend time on the 7-day minor-league injured list. However, he had resumed baseball activities recently and should rejoin the starting nine for Greensboro going forward.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Nearing return
Peguero (knee) is close to returning from the 7-day minor-league injured list, 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh reports.
General manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that Peguero is progressing well in his recovery. "He's now fully into baseball activities," Cherington noted. "Not exactly sure when the date will be when he's back, but we're getting closer to it." Peguero is 8-for-22 with two homers and four steals in six games for High-A Greensboro.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Placed on 7-day injured list
Peguero (knee) was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Peguero had been dealing with a minor right knee contusion that kept him sidelined since May 9, but Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk reiterated Wednesday that he doesn't think Peguero will miss extended time. Peguero had hit .364 with two home runs, four RBI and four stolen bases in six games with High-A Greensboro to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Nursing bruised knee
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Peguero is nursing a minor right knee contusion, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "I would highly anticipate seeing [Peguero] back in the [High-A Greensboro] lineup in the coming days," Tomczyk said.
The bruised knee has kept Peguero out of action since Sunday, but the young shortstop looks poised to get back on the field by the end of the week. The 20-year-old was off to a hot start to the season prior to picking up the injury, slashing .389/.450/.778 with two home runs and four stolen bases in his first five games.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Makes first spring start Thursday
Peguero went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI against Baltimore on Thursday.
He got the start even though he's already been reassigned to minor-league camp. The 20-year-old shortstop has three hits in nine spring at-bats and is showing the promise that led Pittsburgh to trade for him in the Starling Marte deal.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Camp run ends
The Pirates reassigned Peguero to minor-league camp Tuesday.
The top prospect didn't see any Grapefruit League action because he arrived late to camp due to visa issues. Peguero, who hit a combined .326/.382/.485 in 227 at-bats in 2019, will likely start 2021 in High-A.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Liover Peguero: Arrives at camp
Peguero reported to Pirate City on Friday after missing the first week of spring training with visa issues, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
The non-roster invitee has never played above Low-A ball, but Peguero has the potential to move quickly through the system. A .970 OPS in Pioneer League play in 2019 hints at the shortstop's ceiling.... See More ... See Less
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