Pittsburgh Pirates: Examining What the Opening Day Outfield Could Look Like

What could the outfield look like for the Pirates when the season begins?

Sep 16, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds (10)
Sep 16, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds (10) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Left Field - Bryan Reynolds

This one is set in stone. When the season begins, Bryan Reynolds will have left field locked down for the Pirates while being arguably the most important bat in the team's lineup and player on the roster this season.

Despite it being a down season for him, Reynolds still had a strong 2023. He hit for a .263/.330/.460 slash line with a 110 wRC+, 113 OPS+, .197 isolated slugging (ISO), and he hit 24 home runs. Reynolds went on to post a 2.4 WAR.

Again, there isn't much else to say here. Reynolds has become one of the best left fielders in baseball, recently being voted as the 4th best left fielder as part of MLB Network's yearly MLB Now series. If the Pirates are going to surprise people and contend in 2024, Reynolds will be a big reason why.