The Pirates have plenty of projects on the pitching staff, enough to keep Joe Kerrigan on his toes. This is particularly true about the bullpen. There are several relievers with live arms and suspect control who could appear in Pittsburgh this season. Let’s take a quick look at how they have performed thus far in spring training.
Keeping in mind that spring stats are mostly meaningless, those are some decent looking numbers. I’m particularly interested in Hansen, Meek and Veal, as they probably have the most upside. Those three have combined to throw 11 innings, striking out ten and walking just three. They have not allowed a run, while giving up just two hits. It is still extremely early, but Kerrigan’s initial results with these pitchers have been positive.