The Pittsburgh Pirates have a handful of young starting pitchers, along with plenty of depth for their rotation based on what’s on their rosters.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have plenty of options for their starting rotation for the next season. By the end of the year, their starting pitching staff may be the best in the National League Central. Even if they do not sign a higher-profile free agent, their internal options give plenty of hope for the future.
While it is still early in the offseason and ways away from Spring Training, I want to examine what the Pittsburgh Pirates currently have in stock. Between their major league options with high-end potential, breakout candidates, prospects who are approaching major league readiness, back-of-the-rotation arms, and depth players, there are plenty of starting pitching options for the Bucs to turn to.
Of course, there are only five rotation spots. Even if the Pittsburgh Pirates have the opportunity to roll with a six-man rotation, we’re going to discuss much more than just five or six pitchers today. Take this as a depth chart analysis rather than a ‘which players should be in the rotation’ analysis.
We have a lot of arms to talk about, so let’s get into our first starters.