Thursday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Cincinnati to kick off their 2023 season. So, for one last time this spring, let's take a stab at projecting the team's Opening Day roster
At 4:05 PM ET on Thursday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds will kick off their 2023 seasons. Before the Pirates prepare to head north to Cincinnati they must first finalize their 26-man Opening Day roster.
We know Mitch Keller will get the ball for the Pirates on Thursday afternoon, but what could the team around him look like? Who could be waiting in the wings in the bullpen to relieve Keller when needed? What players will be waiting on the Pirate bench?
With Opening Day now less than 72 hours away, potentially even a lot less depending on when you're reading this, let's take one last stab at predicting the 26 players that Derek Shelton will have at his disposal for the start of the season.