The Pirates not only will face a lot of difficult decisions in removing players from the 40-man roster, but also in adding them. Two factors contributing to the crunch are the numerous trades in which the team acquired prospects and surprising seasons from several players who’ve been around a while. What follows is a list of the more significant players in the system who will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft, as well as a few players who’d be eligible for free agency if not placed on the roster.
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Eric Fryer – Fryer has had a big season at Bradenton, hitting for power and average, and showing good plate discipline. Unfortunately, he also missed a third of the season when he fell prey to t...
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