Throughout the off-season, we’re going to provide you with the latest depth chart for the Pittsburgh Pirates (as we see it) and update it with every signing, release, and trade the team makes.


Here is the current depth chart for the Pittsburgh Pirates as we currently see it here at Pirates Breakdown. Make sure to check back here after every signing, release, or trade as we’ll make sure to keep it as up-to-date as possible!

**It’s important to note that this is the current depth chart as we see it. We’re not making assumptions on any future positional changes or how the rotation or bullpen might be set up or what the team may look like through the season. This is meant solely to be informative and based on what we know at the moment.**


Starting Rotation

  1. Gerrit Cole
  2. Jameson Taillon
  3. Ivan Nova
  4. Chad Kuhl
  5. Tyler Glasnow

Starting Position Players

1st Base – Josh Bell

2nd Base – Josh Harrison

Shortstop – Jordy Mercer

3rd Base – David Freese

Catcher – Francisco Cervelli

Left Field – Gregory Polanco

Center Field – Starling Marte

Right Field – Andrew McCutchen


Tony Watson

Felipe Rivero

Antonio Bastardo

Juan Nicasio

Trevor Williams

Daniel Hudson

Wade LeBlanc



Chris Stewart

John Jaso

Phil Gosselin

Adam Frazier

Alen Hanson

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Tyler Waite

Tyler is a data analyst by day and an aspiring sports writer by night. He's been a Pittsburgh sports fan his entire life, but has a special place for the Pirates. He is fascinated by the analytical side of the game, and wants to impart his analysis as both a writer and as a fan to Pirate fans everywhere.