The Pittsburgh Pirates 2022 Major League season may have just ended, but let’s look ahead at what next year’s team could look like around this time.
The 2022 season has just come to a close. Although the Pittsburgh Pirates finished just 62-100, they saw many promising young players such as Ji-Hwan Bae, Oneil Cruz, Roansy Contreras, Jack Suwinski, and Rodolfo Castro become a regular fixture in the line-up by the last games of the campaign. That’s already a reasonably talented group, paired with Bryan Reynolds having another quality year and Mitch Keller’s breakout, and it’s a pretty good outlook on what 2023 could hold.
While it is still a year out from the end of the 2023 season, the current roster could look fairly different, given the Pirates’ talent in the upper levels of the minor leagues. There’s plenty that could change between now and then, and it’s incredibly early to make concrete predictions, but I want to take a shot in the dark as to what the depth chart could hold at the end of next season.