Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 Starting Pitchers the Team Should Target
The Pittsburgh Pirates need to add more stability to their starting rotation if they want to legitimately press toward the playoffs. Furthermore, they need to add someone who could be slotted toward the top half of the rotation rather than the bottom.
All three pitchers listed are all different in terms of numbers, but could all be this. Obviously, Chris Archer would be a slam dunk pick up and would immediately slot into the top of the rotation. Sonny Gray has proven in the past that he can be a top half of the rotation arm, but needs to get out of New York to return to that.
Meanwhile, Kevin Gausman is the biggest project, but he has the stuff that should play better than his numbers. Coming to PNC Park and working toward giving up fewer home runs in a groundball organization could allow him to reach his former prospect expectations.
Next: A Deeper Look at Sonny Gray
The Pittsburgh Pirates offense is producing and really has no obvious holes in it. Pitching, however, needs a boost both in the starting rotation and bullpen. While we took a look at some starters in this article check back for an article on some of the potential relief options the team could bring in.