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Will Craig is Going to Play First Base the Majority of the Time to Start 2017

Will Craig will be playing more first base than third base in 2017. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Will Craig is Going to Play First Base the Majority of the Time to Start 2017

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pirates drafted Will Craig in the first round last year as a third baseman, and as is the case with any big third baseman, the countdown began on how long he would stick at the position before moving to first base. Craig hasn't exactly made the full switch already, but he's getting a lot of work at first base this spring, and is going into the season expecting to be playing more first base than third base.

"For right now they're just telling me playing first and third," Craig said. "First probably the majority early on, but I'm still getting my work in at third. Probably right now the majority at first."

Larry Broadway, the Pirates' Director of Minor League Operations, said that Craig would get action at both spots, but also indicated that it could be more at fi...

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