Gorkys Hernandez-May have a goofy-sounding first name, but this "AA" outfielder has great speed and hits to all fields. He was the Braves 4th-ranked prospect. He reportedly covers a lot of ground in the outfield and stole 20 of 24 bases in the prior season.
Jeff Locke- "A " level pitcher ranked as Braves 7th best prospect.He's not the power pitcher that Morton is, but he has a mean streak which is something a Pirates pitcher hasn't had...forever.
While McLouth earned a gold glove last season, there were also evaluations floating around last year that he actually got to less balls than many other outfielders and thus led to his reduced errors and a gold glove. I always felt that McLouth was very steady in center field, but with the continued development of Andrew McCutcheon, the Pirates number one prospect, looming in the rear view mirror, I wondered if the Bucs might move McCutcheon to the expansive left field at PNC Park.
Enter Nyjer Morgan. The startling performance thus far this year by Morgan has apparently caused the Pirates brain trust to do a reevaluation of their future outfield plans. In short, Morgan has done so well in left that he allowed the Pirates the luxury of dealing McLouth for three very good prospects.