The Pittsburgh Pirates will be kicking off Spring Training this Thursday. To get ready for Spring Training, we will be previewing one set of positions each day this week, with the final group coming on Thursday. We already previewed the infield yesterday. Today we will take a look at the outfield.
The Pirates have two of the three outfield spots set for the short and long-term. They should fill the final spot by mid-season when Gregory Polanco arrives. Until then, they will give time to unproven guys, hoping one will realize his potential, which is the same approach they took in 2013. Here are the roster predictions based on the current Spring Training invitees.
The Pirates look to be entering the 2014 season with the same outfield formation as they had in 2013. Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte will definitely be back for center and left field, respectively. I don't need to go into detail on why those two have guaranteed spots on the roster. The right field spot wi...
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