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Who will make the Pirates’ roster?

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Believe it or not, the Pirates’ first spring training game comes in just over a week, February 23 against the Phillies. Despite the many free agents still out there, it’s unlikely the Pirates will do anything more than maybe bring in an NRI reliever or two. So it’s a good time to offer up your ideas about the opening day roster. Who will make it? Or who should make it? Make your picks, either who you think will be there or who you want to see, or both.

I’ll start with my list. This is sort of a hybrid between what I think they’ll do and what I’d like to see.


Francisco Cervelli
Elias Diaz


Josh Bell
Adam Frazier
Erik Gonzalez
Kevin Newman
Colin Moran
Jung-ho Kang
Pablo Reyes


Corey Dickerson
Starling Marte
Lonnie Chisenhall
Melky Cabrera


Jameson Taillon
Chris Archer
Trevor Williams
Joe Musgrove
Jordan Lyles


Felipe Vázquez
Keone Kela
Richard Rodriguez
Kyle Crick
Nick Kingham
Francisco Liriano
Nick Burdi