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.
-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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