Pittsburgh Pirates: A look at the 2015 team’s offensive ZiPS projections

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March 20, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; A detailed view of a Pittsburgh Pirates hat and glove in the dugout before the game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday, Fangraphs’ ZiPS projections for the Pittsburgh Pirates were released, and Dan Szymborski’s look at the upcoming season was once-again something all fans should, at the very least, take a look at.

With plenty of under-the-radar moves this winter that will change how the Pirates line up on a daily basis – including the full-time position shift of slugger Pedro Alvarez – as well as the trade of Travis Snider, this year’s projections offer a glance at what fans might expect as Pittsburgh seeks their third consecutive National League Wild Card berth – or even an NL Central crown.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the position player projections put together by Szymborski.