Looking Ahead to 2024
When the 2024 minor league season begins Chandler should be entrenched in Altoona's starting rotation. This will give the Curve one of the more intriguing 1-2 punches in all of minor league baseball with Chandler and lefty Anthony Solometo.
If Chandler can build upon what he did in his lone start with the Curve last season, he will solidify himself as a top 100 prospect and could pitch his way to the Triple-A level before the end of the season.
A strong season could potentially put Chandler in position for a cup of coffee with the Pirates in Septmeber as we have seen this front office do with young prospects before. If Chandler struggles once again, however, then what his long-term outlook is starts to become murky.
Chandler will start his 2024 season with an invite to major league spring training. While the young righty has no chance of making the team's Opening Day roster, having the extra reps with the Pirate coaching staff should still serve Chandler well.
This will also present an opportunity for Chandler to impress in front of Pirate brass this spring. Few Pirate prospects will be more intriguing to watch in 2024 than Chandler, and few have a more important season ahead of them.