Pittsburgh Pirates: Projecting the Starting Rotation
By Marty Leap
Which pitchers will make up the starting rotation for the Pittsburgh Pirates when the 2020 season begins on July 24? It appears there will be more than five pitchers making up the team’s starting rotation, at least to begin the season
It has been said countless times, but the 2020 season will be unlike any other before it for not just the Pittsburgh Pirates, but all of Major League Baseball. From a shortened 60-game season, the shortest in MLB history, to dealing with the coronavirus, the threat of the virus stopping play at any time, a universal designated hitter, and expanded roster, there will be a lot of different about the 2020 season.
For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the different will also include their starting rotation. Not only is the team without their top two starting pitchers, Jameson Taillon and Chris Archer, due to injury, it also appears the team will have a six-man starting rotation, at least to start the season.
So far we have taken a stab at predicting the Opening Day bullpen, line up, and bench for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, we will take a stab at predicting the team’s Opening Day starting rotation, which appears to be the easiest one to predict.