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The Pirates Strong Rotation Depth Could Eventually Boost Their Bullpen

Clay Holmes might currently rank 10th on the Pirates' starting pitching depth chart. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
The Pirates Strong Rotation Depth Could Eventually Boost Their Bullpen

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pirates cut four of their starting pitching prospects from MLB camp yesterday, with General Manager Neal Huntington talking several times about how much depth the organization now has in the upper levels.

That depth started to arrive last year, when Jameson Taillon, Chad Kuhl, Tyler Glasnow, Steven Brault, and Trevor Williams all made their MLB debuts. Taillon and Kuhl are now fixtures in the rotation, with Kuhl technically still battling for the number four spot in the rotation, but holding an inside track over everyone else. Glasnow, Brault, and Williams are all competing for the number five spot in the rotation this spring, and should all be up in some role this year, whether it's because they have emerged as one of the best starting options, or for depth purpos...

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