Fangraphs released their 2022 projected standings for all six divisions in Major League Baseball, along with each team’s record predictions. They’ve pegged the Pirates for a record of 68-94 and a last place finish in the National League Central. They project the Cardinals (89-73) to win the division, followed by the Brewers (88-74), Reds (80-82) and Cubs (76-86).
The 68-win total would mark a seven-game improvement for the Bucs who finished 61-101 in 2021. Even with the better showing, Fangraphs projects the Pirates to be the third-worst team in Major League Baseball, ahead of only the Baltimore Orioles (64-98) and Rockies (66-96).
Prior to last season, Fangrpahs projected the Pirates to finish 65-97, which was second-worst in the league. The full projections for 2022 can be found below.
FanGraphs released its 2022 projected standings. What do you guys think? pic.twitter.com/VGyZ92eEiI
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