Grading out the Pittsburgh Pirates infield for the 2021 season
The ending has finally arrived. The 2021 version of the Pittsburgh Pirates grades out very poorly with a 61-101 record. On the bright side, the Pirates can continue to boost the rebuild as they will have the fourth overall selection in the 2022 MLB Draft.
While the season was an ugly mess, there is still reason to assess each individual’s performance this season. That’s what the plan is for this series.
Part one of this series is this specific piece grading the infielders. Part two of the player grades series will assess the outfielders. The final part will discuss each individual starting pitcher and the bullpen as one collective unit.
Due to injuries and insufficient playing time, some players will be left out of each piece. For this piece, any 40-man roster player with 30+ games played qualifies for a grade. The order of the grades will be alphabetical.
Without further ado, let’s begin grading out the infielders.