The GCL Pirates open up their season on Monday. Their current roster will be added to during the season as the Pirates sign more players from the 2018 draft. Right now there are six key players to watch, with chances for more from the current group and the possible additions.

As I write this on Saturday morning, we know that the Pirates will being signing their 36th overall and 51st overall picks, Gunnar Hoglund and Braxton Ashcraft. Both prep players agreed to deals with the Pirates and were just waiting to come to PNC Park to take their physicals and make the deals official.

We also know from past experiences that those two will be headed to the GCL, and their time-frame to get into games will depend on how long they have been out of action. If you use 42nd overall pick Steven Jenn...

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