Pittsburgh Pirates: Excellent Starting Pitching, Ke'Bryan Hayes Lead the Way to a Sweep of the Royals

Takeaways from Pittsburgh's trip to Kansas City to battle the Royals

Aug 30, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds (10) is
Aug 30, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds (10) is / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Liover Peguero grabbing bull by the horns at second base

The Pirates have turned the reigns over to plenty of young players over the course of the summer. One of these young players is middle infielder Liover Peguero, and few young players have impressed more with the opportunities they have been given than Peguero.

Peguero has been playing both shortstop and second base since joining the MLB club in July. However, with Oneil Cruz set to take back over at shortstop next season, second base is the position where Peguero has an opportunity to seize a starting job moving forward. Thus far, Peguero has grabbed the bull by the horns at the position, and that continued against the Royals.

Peguero drew a walk in four trips to the plate in game one. He then recorded a three-hit in Tuesday night's victory including a 3-run moon shot in the 9th inning to put the game away. Wednesday night Peguero helped get the scoring started by doubling to start the 2nd inning and scoring the first run of the game.

Moving forward, second base should be Peguero's job until he gives the Pirates a reason for it not to be. The rest of the way this season Peguero should be starting at second base. If he continues to hit the way he has thus far in the majors this season, then the job should be his entering the offseason and spring training 2024.