Pirates Reportedly in Agreement with Jose Quintana on One-Year Deal

According to Robert Murray, the Pittsburgh Pirates and free agent left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana are on agreement with a one-year deal, pending physical. More on this shortly…

Quintana basically looks like this year’s Tyler Anderson, as long as he’s in a starting role. They will look for him to give them innings and then move him at the trade deadline. There’s more upside with Quintana, as long as he bounced back a little and doesn’t continue a downward trend. He was an outstanding pitcher for the Chicago White Sox through 2016, compiling 21.2 WAR in 5 1/2 seasons. However, in the 4 1/2 seasons since, he has had just 3.6 WAR and 2021 was easily his worst season. He finished with a 6.43 ERA/4.66 FIP and a 1.73 WHIP in 63 innings over ten starts and 19 relief appearances. The highlight was that he struck out 85 batters during that time, well over his already strong SO/9IP career rate. He pitched just four times in 2020, compiling ten innings. That was due partially to the shortened season, but he also had two stints on the injured list. He spent three weeks on the IL this year as well due to left shoulder inflammation