Pittsburgh  Pirates

 

2016 Season Record: 78-83 (-20 wins from 2015)

 

Departures:

1B/LF Sean Rodriguez--> Braves

RF Matt Joyce--> Athletics

SP Jeff Locke--> Marlins

RP Phil Coke--> Japan

RP Neftali Feliz--> Brewers

RP Jorge Rondon--> Japan

 

Additions:

2B Phil Gosselin (Traded from Diamondbacks)

RP Daniel Hudson (Diamondbacks)

RP Pat Light (Traded from Twins)

 

Top 100 Prospects:

CF Austin Meadows (7th overall)

SP Tyler Glasnow (17th overall)

1B Josh Bell (22nd overall)

SP Mitch Keller (31st overall)

SS Kevin Newman (47th overall)

 

*New Addition

 

Projected Opening Day Lineup:

C Francisco Cervelli

1B Josh Bell

2B Josh Harrison

SS Jordy Mercer

3B Jung-Ho Kang

LF Gregory Polanco

CF Starling Marte

RF Andrew McCutchen

 

 

Projected Opening Day Rotation:

SP1 Gerrit Cole

SP2 Jameson Taillon

SP3 Ivan Nova

SP4 Chad Kuhl

SP5 Tyler Glasnow

 

 

Projected Opening Day Bullpen:

Closer Tony Watson

RP1 Daniel Hudson*

RP2 Felipe Rivero

RP3 Juan Nicasio

 

 

Key Team Stats from 2016:

 

Runs Scored: 13th (729)

Home Runs: 26th (153)

Batting Average: 12th (.257)

OBP: 4th (.332)

 

Team ERA: 18th (4.21)

Batting Average Against: 26th (.267)

WHIP: 26th (1.40)

Fielding Percentage: 26th (.982)

Starling Marte

Jameson Taillon

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