The Pirates' Florida Complex League entry had a solid 2022 season. They didn't make the playoffs, but they finished with a 30-25 record.
The Bucs' hitters had a good season. By weighted average age, they were tied for the youngest group in the 16-team league, but they were fourth in scoring. They were fifth in OPS and fifth in walks, and struck out less than all but one other team.
The Pirates fielded the league's youngest pitchers. They had a bit less success on that side, finishing tenth in ERA and 13th in WHIP. The big issue was control, which we'll get to; only a terrible Orioles' team walked more hitters. The Pirates tied for fourth in K/9. Fielding percentage doesn't mean much at this level, at least as long as you're not a bad outlier, but for what it's worth the Pirates...
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