One of the strengths to the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates has been their bullpen.  The bullpen has combined for a 3.43 ERA this year, which ranks 10th in the majors, and sixth in the National League.  The Pirates are anchored by one of the best closers in the game, Joel Hanrahan.  They've got two capable set up men in Chris Resop and Jose Veras.  Both have put up dominant strikeout numbers this year, and have held down the late innings very well for the Pirates this year.

The bullpen has already been strong this year, and the future looks even better.  The Pirates have a lot of strong bullpen options that are currently either on the disabled list, or in the upper levels of the minors.  To get an idea of how strong the future of the bullpen looks, let's take a look at some of the top options t...

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