Pittsburgh Pirates Players in the 2023 World Baseball Classic
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Team Puerto Rico: Right-Handed Pitcher Duane Underwood Jr.
Following a career year in 2022 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Duane Underwood Jr. will be the lone Pirates representative for Team Puerto Rico. Last season, Underwood Jr. posted a 4.40 ERA, a 2.92 FIP, struck out 57 batters, walked 25 batters, and had a 1.45 WHIP across 57.1 innings pitched.
While Underwood's numbers aren't "All-Star" caliber, he will still be a serviceable bullpen option for Team Puerto Rico and is projected to be a contributor out of the bullpen for the Pirates this upcoming season. Best of luck to Underwood next month!