Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Roster Prediction: New Year Edition

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Outfield - Ji Hwan Bae, Bryan Reynolds, Jack Suwinski, Connor Joe

It seems likely that Ji Hwan Baecracks the team's Opening Day roster. He has nothing left to prove in the minors and was very impressive in his short MLB stint last season. While he could serve a backup infield role, and he may still see some starts in the infield on starter's off days if another middle infielder isn't added, with the current makeup of the team's roster Bae could be in line to start in left field.

Center feidl is set in stone. If Bryan Reynolds is not traded, he will be the team's starter in centerfield while bebeging a key cog in teh team's lineup. Until Reynolds is traded, we'll consdier him part of this team's roster.

Right now it would appear that right field will be a platoon between Jack Suwinski and offseason addition Connor Joe. Suwinski hit right-handed pitching very well last season, but struggled mightily against left-handed pitching which makes him a prime platoon candidate. Joe would likely be his partner.

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