Spring training results mean very little. However, players can still be evaluated based on how they look at the plate, how their stuff looks on the mound, and if they look healthy.
Every year in spring training there are players who impress. Now, these results must always be taken with a grain of salt. For a variety of reasons, spring training results mean very little. That said, there are still things that can be taken from players who are impressing in the spring.
For the Pittsburgh Pirates, there are multiple players impressing this spring and doing so in a fashion that some stock could be put into. Results are not the best way to evaluate players in spring training. However, it is fair to evaluate a player based on how they look at the plate, if they look healthy after previously battling injuries, and if a pitcher's stuff looks good.
There are three players who fit this bill for the Pittsburgh Pirates thus far this spring. With Opening Day now just a little over two weeks away, let's take a look at these three Pirate players who are impressing thus far this spring.