The Pittsburgh Pirates need to fill one of the positions on the right side of the infield. But what are their potential options at first base?
First base has been an issue the Pittsburgh Pirates have suffered with for years. There have been about two dozen players who could claim they were the Pirate starting first baseman since the outset of the 2010s. Since the start of the 2020s, it’s been no different. Josh Bell, Colin Moran, Yoshi Tsutsugo, Michael Chavis, Carlos Santana, Ji-Man Choi, Connor Joe, and Alfonso Rivas were all at least semi-regulars at one point or another.
This is the problem the Pirates need to solve now, and this off-season may be their best chance to secure a first baseman, not just in 2024, but over the next few seasons. We already looked at what the Pirates have both internally and their potential options on the free agent and trade market for second base, but what does first base hold?