Analysis

First Pitch: 18 To Go

First Pitch: 18 To Go

After today's round of cuts, the Pirates are left with 43 active players in camp, just 18 cuts away from their Opening Day roster. The Spring Training tracker has been updated with the players who are still in camp, including an update to the chances for each player to make the team.

By my estimates, there are 19 players who have locked up roster spots. There are two more players who will start the year on the disabled list. That leaves 24 players in camp who are competing for seven spots.

I don't think the chances are good for the non-roster players. There are 13 remaining, and the only ones I see having a shot at the team are Juan Cruz, Nick Evans, and Jake Fox. Of those three, I think Cruz has the best shot, potentially taking a bullpen position.

Out of the guys remaining on the 40-m...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit.  Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

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.

More in Analysis

Tito Polo standing in at the plate

Tito Polo is Having a Breakout Season in West Virginia

Tim WilliamsMay 31, 2016
Yeudy Garcia TW 41516 2

Yeudy Garcia’s Lack of Fastball Command Has Been a Mystery

Tim WilliamsMay 31, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Jeff Locke Throws His First Complete Game Shutout in Pirates 10-0 Win

Tim WilliamsMay 30, 2016
Cole Tucker TW 52916

Prospect Notebook: Cole Tucker Shines in His Bradenton Debut

Tim WilliamsMay 29, 2016
Justin Masterson TW 52916

The Pirates Appear to Be Looking at Justin Masterson For Bullpen Help

Tim WilliamsMay 29, 2016
Jason Rogers TW 51716

Jason Rogers Biding Time in Triple-A, Looking For a Promotion

Brian PelozaMay 29, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects