Jackson Wolf projects as a mid-to-back of the rotation arm Because he is a soft-tosser with no real overpowering stuff, his ceiling is not too high. However, Wolf was effective in 2023 at Double-A, proving he could potentially be a solid major league pitcher. But in the event he can’t make it as a starting pitcher, he could be a quality left-handed multi-inning arm out of the bullpen.
But the Pirates will give Wolf every chance possible to be a starting pitcher until he either proves he isn’t capable of being a major league starter, or if another player pushes him out. Wolf is already on the 40-man roster, and given that he turns 25 in late-April, I think it’s possible he makes a push for an Opening Day rotation spot. Even if the Pirates sign two starters (which I think they are required to do), they’ll still have a fifth rotation spot to fill.