Who Should The Pirates Target?

I’ve been on record saying I think the Pirates should look for a hot AAA bat to insert into their lineup. The question that naturally follows is who fits that description. I have accumulated a list of all AAA players with at least 100 PA who have an OPS above 800 and are between the ages 25-28. Why those ages anyone younger than 25 is likely a legit prospect and anyone older is likely a minor league veteran. Not all of the following players are applicable but it should provide a good idea of who the Pirates should be currently looking at.

Player Age Aff OPS
Matt LaPorta 27 CLE 1.066
Josh Bell 25 ARI 1.047
Scott Van Slyke 25 LAD 1.034
Roger Kieschnick 25 SFG 1.020
Scott Moore 28 HOU 0.989
Jake Elmore 25 ARI 0.989
Brandon Moss 28 OAK 0.981
Mauro Gomez 27 BOS 0.947
Joey Butler 26 TEX 0.942
Michael Taylor 26 OAK 0.932
Elian Herrera 27 LAD 0.931
Clint Robinson* 27 KCR 0.928
Matt McBride 27 COL 0.918
Corey Brown* 26 WSN 0.912
Ernesto Mejia 26 ATL 0.908
David Cooper* 25 TOR 0.894
Brandon Hicks 26 OAK 0.891
Zach Lutz 26 NYM 0.879
Stefan Gartrell 28 ATL 0.872
Max Ramirez 27 KCR 0.861
Tony Abreu 27 KCR 0.844
Bryan Petersen 26 MIA 0.837
Chad Huffman 27 CLE 0.836
Jordan Danks 25 CHW 0.834
Justin Henry 27 DET 0.833
Luis Cruz 28 LAD 0.832
Blake Tekotte 25 SDP 0.827
Matt Tuiasosopo 26 NYM 0.819
David Lough* 26 KCR 0.813
Luis Valbuena 26 CHC 0.813
Hernan Iribarren 28 COL 0.806

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