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And Here Are the Pitchers

     I did not try to mince out whether someone will be a Number 3, 4, or 5 starter even though I know that there are statistical criteria that show the averages of each slot.  Since I’m not being paid to advise the Pirates on how to slot their pitching rotation, I’ll plead the “generalist” approach. 

     The 1 and 2 slots (on teams other than the Pirates, Nats, and Royals) are for dominant pitchers that significantly improve the team’s chance of winning.  The 3rd and 4th starters should be better than break-even guys; you won’t lose your lunch thinking about them starting.  The 5th starter should be competent, although he isn’t on a lot of teams.  The potential good news for Pirates fans is that, if these pitchers pan out (No jinx!), we could the wonderful problem of choosing between Rudy Owens or Bryan Morris as our 4th or 5th starter.  Check out our possible rotation in 2017.  As always, I don’t try to project bullpen depth or closers – too many variables for my limited synapses and time.  I’d love to see Donnie Veal come up in either the 8th inning or closing role.

Position

Player

Acquired

ST

OL

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

S1

Paul Maholm      

dr03

5.037

3

28

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudy Owens    

dr06

0.000

3

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

 

 

 

 

Jameson Taillon  

dr10

0.000

3

A

AA

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2

James McDonald

tr10

1.004

0

26

27

28

29

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stetson Allie    

dr10

0.000

3

A

AA

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

 

 

Luis Heredia    

fa10

0.000

3

R/A

A

AA

AAA

20

21

22

23

24

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S3

Kevin Correia  

fa11

6.027

1

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Morris   

tr08

0.000

2

AA

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

Zachary Von Rosenberg

dr09

0.000

3

AA

AAA

22

23

24

25

26

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4

Ross Ohlendorf 

tr08

2.139

2

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Locke  

tr09

0.000

3

AA

AAA

25

26

27

28

29

30

 

 

 

Zackry or Zachary

dr09

0.000

3

A

AA

AAA

23

24

25

26

27

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S5

Charlie Morton  

tr09

2.054

1

27

28

29

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Lincoln     

dr06

0.072

1

AAA

26

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

 

The other Z or Z

dr09

0.000

3

A

AA

AAA

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set-up

Evan Meek   

5dr07

2.037

2

27

28

29

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closer

Joel Hanrahan   

tr09

3.065

?

29

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST = Service Time

 

 

Player starts year in AAA but sees ML service; not eligible for arbitration.

 

OL = Options Left

 

 

Player is not eligible for arbitration.

 

Age as of 1st month of season

 

 

Player is eligible for arbitration.

 

 

 

 

Player is under contract.

 

 

 

 

Player is under an option that the Pirates may exercise.

 

 

 

 

Player is eligible for free agency and is presumed not to be with the Pirates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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