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Eye-opening numbers for Jack Suwinski to close May in Pirates history books

Suwinski hit his 29th and 30th career home runs Monday

Vince Velasquez injured again, what will Pirates do with Roansy Contreras?

Velasquez started in place of Contreras’ spot Saturday

Pirates prospect Mason Martin is having a weird season

Despite his .216 average, the 23-year-old Martin has a .966 OPS.

Should Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro abandon switch hitting?

Castro is batting .205 from the left side.

Pirates Rich Hill slowing it down for dominant victory

The elder statesman of the Pirates’ ball club, Rich Hill, is turning his and the Buccos season around one start at a time.

Masterclass from Mitch: Keller shining as star of Pirates rotation

Keller owns a 2.72 ERA in 2023, 10th in the National League.

Connor Joe becoming significant factor in Pirates lineup

Joe owns four home runs and 11 RBI in 73 at-bats

The Nine Innings: What is Pirates outfielder Jack Suwinski’s ceiling?

Pirates’ 13-7 start is the best since 2002.

Pirates starting pitching critical to 12-7 record

Pittsburgh starters have contributed nine straight quality starts.

Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen is turning back the clock

Many would be satisfied that the former MVP is back in Pittsburgh, but Andrew McCutchen is having a hot start to 2023.

Pirates utilityman Ji Hwan Bae the next J-Hay?

Bae and former Pirates Josh Harrison fit similar roles on their clubs.

Bryan Reynolds having MVP-like start to 2023

While it is far too early to be making MVP claims, Bryan Reynolds may be in the conversation.

The Nine Innings: Are the Pirates... not bad?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-2 after one week of play.

What stood out from Pirates Opening Day?

With the Pirates Opening Day contest officially in the books, here are three talking points following the Buccos’ first afternoon in Cincinnati.

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