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Happy New Year, Part Deux....


Here are the pitchers.  Interestingly, the Pirates webpage lists McDonald as our #1 starter.  I’m not buying this until Maholm is traded – so long as a player is pitching well, the honor of being “ace” on any staff usually goes to the longest tenured starter.   Correia and Ohlendorf may, depending on performance, flip-flop as 3 and 4 starters until someone better comes along.  In looking at what we have, while Maholm is still here, it almost seems as if Scott Olsen is destined for the pen to be another Jeff Karstens-like long reliever or swing man.  Of course, this assumes that Charlie Morton doesn’t implode again.  I didn’t make a lot of changes to the prospects because there are too many variables to accurately predict who will be at which spot in the rotation.  However, if they all pitch as expected (NO JINX!!), it could be wonderful to have Rudy Owens or Bryan Morris as our 4th or 5th starter due to the strength of 1-3.

Position

Player

 

ST

OL

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

S1

Paul Maholm                  dr03

 

5.037

3

28

29

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudy Owens                   dr06

 

0.000

3

AAA

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

 

 

 

Jameson Taillon             dr10

 

0.000

3

A

AA

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

James McDonald             tr10

 

1.004

0

26

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Morris                   tr08

 

0.000

3

AAA

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

Stetson Allie                   dr10

 

0.000

3

A

AA

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S3

Kevin Correia                 fa11

 

6.027

1

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zachary Von Rosenberg      dr09

 

0.000

3

AA

AAA

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

 

 

Luis Heredia                   fa10

 

0.000

3

R/A

A

AA

AAA

20

21

22

23

24

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4

Ross Ohlendorf               tr08

 

2.139

2

28

29

30

31

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Locke                        tr09

 

0.000

3

AA

AAA

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

Zackry or Zachary1         dr09

 

0.000

3

A

AA

AAA

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S5

Charlie Morton                tr09

 

2.054

1

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Lincoln                  dr06

 

0.072

1

AAA

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

 

 

 

The other Z or Z             dr09

 

0.000

3

A

AA

AAA

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th Inning

Evan Meek                   5dr07

 

2.037

2

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closer

Joel Hanrahan                  tr09

 

3.065

?

29

30

31

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player is not eligible for arbitration.

 

 

 

 

Player is eligible for arbitration.

 

 

 

 

Player is under contract.

 

 

 

 

Pirates have a contract option they may exercise.

 

 

 

 

Player is eligible to be a free agent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Dodson or Fuesser.  Fortunately for this chart, both were born within weeks of each other and drafted by the Pirates in the same year.  I thank their mothers for this.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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