Pittsburgh Pirates: What the Opening Day Roster Should Be

Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 26: Michael Chavis #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the St. Louis Cardinals during the game at PNC Park on August 26, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 26: Michael Chavis #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the St. Louis Cardinals during the game at PNC Park on August 26, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Utility players – Hoy Park, Michael Chavis

Both Hoy Park and Michael Chavis were acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trade deadline last July. This led to each of them seeing playing time with the Pirates last August/September and both have done some good things this spring.

Park can play all three outfield spots, as well as every infield position other than first base. Chavis can play each infield position other than shortstop, as well as the corner outfield spots. So both bring plenty of positional flexibility to the Pirate roster.

Both players likely have some untapped potential left and both should make the actual Opening Day roster as well. In fact, it would not be a surprise to see them getting the lion’s share of the playing time at second base when the season begins.

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