Connect with us


Perrotto: Projecting the Pirates’ Opening-Day Roster (+)



Pittsburgh Pirates, Connor Joe

The Pittsburgh Pirates are now closer to opening day than they are removed from the start of spring training.

In camp since Feb. 15, the Pirates open the season on March 30 against the Reds in Cincinnati. With a little more than three weeks to go, it’s a fun – though perhaps pointless – exercise to project the Pirates’ opening-day roster.

We’ll start under the assumption that the Pirates will open the season with an even split of 13 position players and 13 pitchers.

Seven members of the starting lineup are set with catcher Austin Hedges, first baseman Ji-Man Choi, third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes, shortstop Oneil Cruz, left fielder Bryan Reynolds, right fielder Andrew McCutchen and designated hitter Carlos Santana.

This content is for PBN+ subscribers only. Join us and get access to our entire network for only $4.49 per month, or get a yearly subscription for just $39.99!
Join us!

Welcome to your new home for Pittsburgh Pirates breaking news, analysis and opinion from John Perrotto, Cody Potanko, Danny Demilio and the Pirates Now crew. Subscribe for insider content and an ad-free browsing experience. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

PBN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get all of our posts sent directly to your inbox.

Copyright © 2021 Pittsburgh Baseball Network and Pittsburgh Sports Now. All rights reserved. In no way endorsed by the Pittsburgh Pirates or Major League Baseball.

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (PA/IL) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN only) or 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA only) or 1-800-522-4700 (CO Only) or TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789.

Be the first to know...

Sign up and get all of our articles sent straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.