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Pirates Depth Chart

March 24, 2019

MLB.com beat reporter Adam Berry, who covers the Pittsburgh Pirates, provided input to help put together the projected depth chart below, which is unofficial and has not been approved by anyone in Pirates management. It is possible for a player to be listed at multiple positions, if the Pirates have

MLB.com beat reporter Adam Berry, who covers the Pittsburgh Pirates, provided input to help put together the projected depth chart below, which is unofficial and has not been approved by anyone in Pirates management. It is possible for a player to be listed at multiple positions, if the Pirates have him starting at one spot and backing up at another. MLB.com also has listed some prominent Pirates Minor Leaguers. However, their inclusion is based not on their long-term Major League potential, but rather their chances of being called up to fill a void in the Pirates' roster, though sometimes those descriptions can overlap. In addition, keep track of Pirates injuries here, and check here for depth charts of all 30 clubs.

Catcher
1) Francisco Cervelli
2) Elias Díaz
3) Jacob Stallings
4) Steven Baron

First base
1) Josh Bell
2) José Osuna
3) Lonnie Chisenhall
4) Francisco Cervelli
Minor Leaguers: Will Craig

Second base
1) Adam Frazier
2) Kevin Newman
3) Kevin Kramer
Minor Leaguers: Alfredo Reyes, Stephen Alemais

Shortstop
1) Erik González
2) Kevin Newman
3) Pablo Reyes
Minor Leaguers: Cole Tucker

Third base
1) Jung Ho Kang
2) Colin Moran
3) José Osuna
4) Kevin Kramer
Minor Leaguers: Ke'Bryan Hayes

Left field
1) Corey Dickerson
2) Melky Cabrera
3) Lonnie Chisenhall
4) Pablo Reyes
5) Patrick Kivlehan
Minor Leaguers: Jason Martin

Center field
1) Starling Marte
2) Pablo Reyes
3) Melky Cabrera
4) Lonnie Chisenhall

Right field
1) Gregory Polanco
2) Lonnie Chisenhall
3) Pablo Reyes
4) Melky Cabrera
5) José Osuna
6) Patrick Kivlehan
Minor Leaguers: Bryan Reynolds
Notes: Polanco underwent left shoulder surgery to address acute dislocation Sept. 12, 2018; given timetable of 7-9 months as of Sept. 14, 2018 update; began hitting in January, but likely to begin the season on the disabled list with Chisenhall starting in right field.

Rotation
1) Jameson Taillon, RHP
2) Chris Archer, RHP
3) Trevor Williams, RHP
4) Joe Musgrove, RHP
5) Jordan Lyles, RHP
6) Nick Kingham, RHP
7) Steven Brault, LHP
Minor Leaguers: Mitch Keller, RHP, JT Brubaker, RHP
Notes: Chad Kuhl underwent Tommy John surgery Sept. 19, 2018; he will miss the entire 2019 season.

Bullpen
Felipe Vázquez, LHP (Closer)
Keone Kela, RHP
Kyle Crick, RHP
Richard Rodriguez, RHP
Francisco Liriano, LHP
Steven Brault, LHP
Nick Kingham, RHP
Nick Burdi, RHP
Tyler Lyons, LHP
Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP
Brandon Maurer, RHP
Aaron Slegers, RHP
JT Brubaker, RHP
Jesus Liranzo, RHP
Alex McRae, RHP
Brandon Waddell, LHP
Geoff Hartlieb, RHP
Blake Weiman, LHP
Notes: Edgar Santana underwent Tommy John surgery Oct. 4, 2018; he will miss the entire 2019 season.