Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Storylines To Follow This Spring Training

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PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 20: Chris Archer #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates delivers a pitch in the first inning during the game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park on August 20, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

Spring Training means there will be plenty of roster spots to be fought over. Here are three position battles that will take place in Bradenton this spring that Pittsburgh Pirates fans should be watching.

Spring Training for a team like the Pittsburgh Pirates means there will be plenty of position battles and storylines to follow all throughout February and March. As the Pirates prepare for what will likely be a down season in 2020, Spring Training, much like the 2020 season itself, will largely be about the future of the Bucs.

Spring Training will be an opportunity for a lot of players to make a name for themselves in one way or another. It will also be an opportunity for the team’s new coaching staff and front office to truly begin to introduce themselves to the team and Pirate fans.

For the Pirates this spring, some prospects will make a big push to make the roster, while some veterans might be vying for just a roster spot. While some are more intriguing than others, there are three key storylines that Pirate fans should be following in Bradenton this spring.