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Perrotto: Things Will Change for Derek Shelton in 2023 (+)

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Derek Shelton, Pittsburgh Pirates

People ask the question all the time: Do you think Derek Shelton is a good manager?

My answer is always the same: I don’t really know.

Shelton’s record says no. The Pittsburgh Pirates have gone 142-242 – exactly 100 games under .500 – in his three seasons on the job and finished last in the National League Central each year.

However, it is quite unfair to evaluate Shelton based on his record.

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John Perrotto is a columnist for Pittsburgh Baseball Now and has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLB since 1988.

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