Promising Debuts and Potential Lineup for the Pittsburgh Pirates

San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates / Justin Berl/GettyImages
2 of 2

An Exciting Potential Lineup for the Pittsburgh Pirates:

With the infusion of these young players, the Pirates' lineup becomes even more intriguing. A suggested lineup could feature Andrew McCutchen as the designated hitter, followed by Bryan Reynolds, Henry Davis, Carlos Santana, Endy Rodriguez, Jack Suwinski, Jared Triolo, Nick Gonzales, and Liover Peguero. In the outfield, Reynolds, Suwinski, and Davis could hold down left, center, and right field respectively. The infield would consist of Triolo at third base, Gonzales at second base, Peguero at shortstop, and Santana manning first base. Endy Rodriguez would be behind the plate, handling the pitching staff.

While this lineup showcases the potential of the Pittsburgh Pirates young talents, it is important to note that Derek Shelton has a propensity for mixing things up. His tendency to move things around and give bench players opportunities means we might not see this lineup on a day-to-day basis. Players like Connor Joe and Austin Hedges could still see significant playing time because Shelton will want their 'veteran at-bats' or something like that. Let the kids play.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reason to celebrate with the highly anticipated debuts of Quinn Priester and Endy Rodriguez, as well as the return of Liover Peguero for a genuine opportunity to shine. This infusion of young talent, combined with the suggested lineup, promises an exciting future for the team. However, fans should be prepared for Derek Shelton's propensity for mixing and matching, ensuring that all players receive their fair share of playing time. Regardless of the lineup variations, the Pittsburgh Pirates young core offers a glimmer of hope for a successful future.