Three Breakout Candidates For The Pittsburgh Pirates In 2019

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CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 21: Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is seen during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 21, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Which players are breakout candidates for the 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates?

Every season Major League Baseball is littered without breakout players. Each team has a player, or some times players, that burst onto the scene each season to become one of the key cogs on their team.

In 2018, catcher Elias Diaz, as well as pitchers Joe Musgrove, Kyle Crick, and Richard Rodriguez were all breakout players for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the 2019 season getting closer by the day (just 86 more days until Opening Day at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati!) people will begin to ask, who are some breakout candidates for the Pirates in 2019?

Today, we will take a look at three breakout candidates for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019. If this list comes to fruition this upcoming season, then it is one that will make both Clint Hurdle and Ray Searage happy. It could also go a long way toward answering one of the team’s biggest remaining questions as Spring Training draws closer.