The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named, the clubs announced.
Snider, 26, will add some much-needed outfield depth to the Orioles' outfield, especially in right field. Coming with two years of team control, Snider is a good buy for the Orioles, after he slashed .264/.338/.438 with 13 home runs and 38 runs batted in (118 Adjusted OPS+) over 359 plate appearances last year, starting a total of 70 games in both left and right field. He was an above average defender last year. Snider was worth a total of 2.5 Wins Above Replacement last season (rWAR).
The Pirates will be receiving the Orioles 2013 third round pick Stephen Tarpley. Tarpley, who will turn 22 next month, made it as high as Short Season Class A last season, working to a 3.68 ERA over 66 innings in 13 games (12 starts). He struck out hitters at a good 8.2 per nine rate, but walked hitters at a below-average 3.3 per nine rate. If he can work more innings with better control, the Pirates may find a gem.