Pittsburgh Pirates: First Opening Day Roster Prediction of 2024

With the calendar now flipping to 2024, what could the Opening Day roster for the Pirates look like?

Sep 29, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Home plate  umpire Charlie Ramos (111) talks with
Sep 29, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Home plate umpire Charlie Ramos (111) talks with / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Outfielders/designated hitter - Bryan Reynolds, Jack Suwinski, Edward Olivares, Andrew McCutchen

We're going to call this section outfield/designated hitter. That is because, with how the roster is currently constructed, odds are one of Andrew McCutchen and Edward Olivares will be in right field most days with the other serving as the team's DH.

As for the other two, Bryan Reynolds will have left field locked down in Pittsburgh for the next 7 seasons. Jack Suwinsk certainly left things to be desired last season. His 32.2% strikeout rate was far too high, he was very poor in clutch situations, and he slashed just .200/.295/.313 with a 68 wRC+ and a 41.7% strikeout rate against left-handed pitching. All of that said, if the season started tomorrow Suwinski would be the guy in center field.