Five Triple-A Players That Can Help The Pittsburgh Pirates In 2017

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Depth is important

It is vital for Major League teams to have depth at Triple-A. Luckily, the Pittsburgh Pirates have that in 2017. And this is not something they have always had in past years.

Remember players like Brent Morel or Michael Martinez? What about Jayson Nix and Wyatt Torregas? Thankfully, the Pittsburgh Pirates have much better depth than that in 2017.

The five players mentioned in this article are just five of the players currently at Triple-A Indianapolis that can help the 2017 Pirates win. However, there are others. Pitchers Dovydas Neverauskas, Clay Holmes, and Nick Kingham are all in this boat as well.

To be honest, if he was not starting the year on the disabled list Nick Kingham would have been one of the top five. His ankle injury, however, will set him back a few weeks and make Brault the first man up for pitching help.

Catcher Elias Diaz would be on the Major League roster of a lot of teams. Having him as the catcher at Triple-A is some awesome depth, too.

Next: Pirates Shuffle Pitching Rotation

Despite a 0-2 start, the Pittsburgh Pirates are capable of returning to the postseason. And their Triple-A depth is a big reason why.

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