Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Spring Training Tracker

Spring Training doesn’t start until the middle of February, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are already getting their roster ready with minor league contracts and non-roster invitees.  The tracker below can be used to keep tabs on which players have received invites to Spring Training, and the chances each player has of making the Opening Day 25-man roster.  Once Spring Training begins, the tracker will be updated as players are cut from the major league camp, or as position battles become finalized.

Notes:

-Projected roles are only provided for players who are a lock to make the team.

-All projections and statuses are the opinion of Pirates Prospects.

-The Pirates have a projected six spots open on the 25-man roster: three bench spots, one rotation spot, and two bullpen spots.

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Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • Anonymous

    The more I look at this the more I think that any fringe players with options have little to no chance of making the 25 man. Olsen will be in Indy rotation until Maholm is moved or injury. Pearce will be treated similarily. Bowker will be given a spot as will Charlie Morton.
    Ascaino, Hart, and J Rodriguez look to be the only 40 man guys that could be lost .

  • http://twitter.com/TroyPfaff Troy Pfaff

    Who can we consider the Bucs’ third catcher at this point, Jaramillo or Sanchez? Who will get the call if Snyder/Doumit is injured or traded?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      Jaramillo.

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