Four Low Risk, High Reward Pitchers the Pittsburgh Pirates Should Take a Chance on

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SAN DIEGO, CA – MAY 18: Montana DuRapau #64 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park May 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Pirates could still be open to adding more pitching depth. These four options are still sitting on the market.

Last season, one of the biggest problems the Pittsburgh Pirates faced was a lack of pitching depth. This really hurt them considering the countless injuries in the rotation and the bullpen. Pitchers such as Montana DuRapau, Dario Agrazal, and Geoff Hartlieb wound up seeing more MLB team than the Pirates ever could have imagined. DuRapau and Agrazal, who were designated for assignment during the off-season, were put into regular roles at some point during 2019. The fact they received a DFA ticket shows what the organization thinks of them.

The Pirates cannot run into this situation again, and have made a decent amount of strides to add to the depth. We have seen them add Robbie Erlin and Derek Holland to minor league deals, but they need to pursue more deals like this. These four pitchers are ones that were pretty good not-so-long ago, and, if the Pirates are out of contention, could be useful trade bait come deadline times. These four pitchers include both a mix of bullpen options, as well as starting pitcher options. Four