Osuna seems to be the front runner right now to take the field Opening Day. Last year, Osuna was roughly a league average bat last season, finishing the year with a .264/.310/.456 line, 100 OPS+ and 97 wRC+. He also hit 10 home runs to go with 20 doubles in 285 plate appearances. Osuna struck out just 16.8% of the time, which is a very good mark.
Defensively, at the worst, he’s a league average glove. Throughout his MLB career, Osuna has collected 461 innings at first base posting -1 DRS, -0.9 UZR, +1.1 range runs above average, and +1 total zone runs above average.
Craig is also a very similar player to Osuna. There are not any big questions about his glove. He’s at the worst an average defender at first with a 50 fielding grade per MLB Pipeline. But his bat will definitely carry a handful of questions.
For one, he only hit .249/.326/.435 with 23 home runs and doubles through 556 plate appearances. In such a hitter friendly environment, Craig had a 92 wRC+, making him about 8% worse than the league average. The Pirates’ front office also have questionable faith in the 25-year-old as they left him off their MLB squad on the 60-player pool, instead opting to leave him as a depth option on the taxi squad. But a strong Summer Camp might change the organization’s minds.