Pittsburgh Pirates: Options for Center Field Moving Forward

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PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 10: Anthony Alford #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action during the game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on April 10, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

So far this season center field has been a disaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Moving forward, what could the team do to address the position?

Through the first 12 games of the 2021 MLB season the Pittsburgh Pirates own a 5-7 record. There are plenty of things that have gone well for the Pirates through the first 12 games of the season, as well as plenty that has gone wrong.

One area that has gone catastrophically wrong thus far for the Pittsburgh Pirates is the center field position. Anthony Alford was the Opening Day starter in center field and Dustin Fowler has gotten his fair share of starts as well. Wilmer Difo has also made one start in center field.

While the Pittsburgh Pirates are not looking to contend in 2021 they also can not continue to play players every day who are not even looking competitive at the Major League level. Unfortunately, thus far, that has been the case for Alford and to a lesser extent Fowler.

With the center fielders struggling, what could the Pittsburgh Pirates look to do in center field moving forward? Well, the team has a few different options of what they can do.

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