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Player Analysis

Projecting Pirates 2023 Opening Day roster

Who will be the 26 players making the trip to Cincinnati on March 30?

Is Pirates Spring Training offensive production concerning?

The Bucs bats are still underachieving. Should we be concerned?

Projecting Pirates starting rotation

Mitch Keller was named the Opening Day starter vs. Reds.

Mitch Keller appears to be on the rise

Is Keller finally transforming into the pitcher we all thought he could be?

Analyzing Pirates main strength, weakness for 2023

Which areas improved/need improved for the Bucs?

Three early Pirates Spring Training observations to close February

Power for Hayes, position flexibility, catchers corner

Catchers in competition at Spring Training

The Pirates are in search of their catcher of the future, and Bradenton will be a great proving ground.

2023 to be a big year for Oneil Cruz and Ke’Bryan Hayes tandem

Building off of great individual seasons in 2022, infielders Oneil Cruz and Ke’Bryan Hayes are set to light up Major League Baseball together.

Remembering the oldest Pirates in recent memory

Signing older players is somewhat common for the Bucs.

Vince Velasquez adds depth for Pirates, but needs consistency for success

Velasquez ranked in the worst percentile in average exit velocity and barrel percentage last season.

Pirates possess strong Minor League top 10

After recent online ranking, find out what Pirates’ prospects made the cut in this top ten list.

Pirates must overhaul bullpen in anticipation of 2023

The Pirates' bullpen ranked in the bottom three in ERA (4.72), WHIP (1.43), and walks (696).

Who could the Pirates add to the starting rotation?

Some decent moves could be made this offseason.

Mitch Keller controls his own future with Pirates more than ever

Mitch Keller significantly improved in the second half with the addition of a sinker.

Which young Bucs are ready for Pittsburgh Pirates promotion?

There are plenty of exciting prospects in the Pirates’ minor league system, and a couple of them may already be ready for major league play.

From Single-A to PNC Park, Luis Ortiz’s rapid ascension to the Majors

Ortiz owns a 1.17 ERA in his first three MLB starts.

Waiver claim Miguel Andújar given opportunity to revitalize career in Pittsburgh

Andújar finished second behind Shohei Ohtani in 2018 Rookie of the Year voting

Oneil Cruz beginning to display promising future

Cruz is hitting .284 in September with 16 RBI

How close is Henry Davis to The Show?

The Pirates’ 2021 first overall draft pick has shown some signs of late in the Minor Leagues, but how close Henry Davis is to coming to Pittsburgh is up for debate.

Ke’Bryan Hayes activated off injured list, needs consistency at plate

Hayes has similar numbers this year compared to 2021.

Hunter Barco could be an interesting pick for the Pirates

Tommy John won’t slow this young southpaw down.

Evaluating the Jacob Stallings trade

Halfway through the season, the deal doesn’t look bad for the Bucs.

One change might have altered the course of Mitch Keller’s career

Keller has developed a sinker as his newest pitch.

Is Bligh Madris a future option at first base?

The longtime outfielder got a look at the infield on Sunday.

JT Brubaker turned tough April into torrid May

Brubaker posted a 2.63 ERA in five May starts

Digging into Bryan Reynolds’ slow start to the season at the plate

Reynolds is only hitting .216 in 40 games

The clock has nearly struck midnight on Mitch Keller

Keller appeared out of the bullpen for the first time in his MLB career on Wednesday

What are the Bucs getting in Tyler Beede?

The right-hander was once a highly regarded Giants prospect

Jose Quintana acing starting role with Pirates

Quintana has a 2.70 ERA in six starts entering Sunday

Is Michael Perez turning a corner?

The 29-year-old catcher is impressing fans after being called up on Saturday.

Digging into Cole Tucker’s early-season struggles

The 25-year-old former first rounder is hitting only .187 in 13 games

Wil Crowe, Dillon Peters find potential home in Pirates bullpen

Crowe and Peters have not allowed a run in 16.2 combined innings.