I've been piecing together the minor league starting rotations, as well as the starting lineups. I've confirmed the rotations and the lineups with people in the Pirates' front office. There are still some things that could change, but for the most part things are set. Below are the rotations, and the lineups can be seen here.
Gerrit Cole will start the season in the Indianapolis rotation.
Gerrit Cole, Kyle McPherson, Phil Irwin, Andy Oliver, Kris Johnson
Notes: The current plan is to stretch out Johnson and use him as the fifth starter. Johnson started today in a minor league game, although it was on the road in Tampa. Cole, McPherson, and Irwin could all make it to Pittsburgh this year. Oliver could as well, but he needs to focus on fixing his control problems for that to happen.
Jameson Taillon, Stolmy Pimentel, Casey Sadler, Brandon Cumpton, Tyler Waldron
Notes: I've been impressed with Pimentel this Spring. Luis Sanz will be a long reliever, and co...
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