The Pirates had a lot of close wins in week one, and finished 4-2 to start the season. Photo Credit: David Hague

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the post-season for the first time in 21 years last year, winning 94 games during the regular season, winning the Wild Card game, and losing in five games to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS. This year the Pirates are hoping to get back to the playoffs, and are off to a good start. After the first week of the season, the Pirates are 4-2, taking series victories against the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals at home.

Each week we will break down the playoff odds and projections from the top three projection sites: Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and As the season goes on, this will allow us to track the Pirates' chances...

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