As the Rum Bunter staff continues to give their previews for the 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates next up is site co-expert Marty Leap
It has been discussed time and time again. During the 2020 season the Pittsburgh Pirates had a 19-41 record, which was the worst record in Major League Baseball. While having the worst record in baseball is never a good thing, it has put the Pirates in position to draft either Kumar Rocker or Jack Leiter with the number one overall pick in this summer’s draft.
With the start of the 2021 regular season now less than three weeks away, it is time to start making predictions for the 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates. While the team will finish with one of the worst records in MLB again, there are some reasons for optimism and excitment.
These Pittsburgh Pirates will be led by the new face of the franchise, third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes. By the end of the season highly touted prospects such as Blake Cederlind, Blake Weiman, Cody Bolton, Miguel Yajure, and potentially Oneil Cruz and Travis Swaggerty could all crack the Major League roster by the end of the regular season.
All of that said, let’s kick off the predictions with predicting who the MVP of the Pittsburgh Pirates will be this season.