2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Composite Projections – Pitchers

Earlier this week, we posted some offensive projections for the 2015 Pirates. Here are the pitching forecasts, a combination of Steamer, ZiPS, and Clay Davenport systems. Interpret them as you wish…

Starters

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Relievers

pittsburgh pirates projections 2015 relief pitchers

Pick six, plus loser of Locke/Worley… Keep in mind, Hughes and Holdzkom have minor league options remaining.

Depth

pittsburgh pirates projections 2015 depth pitchers

Go Bucs

2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Composite Projections – Batters

We’re now within three weeks of Opening Day. Here’s a look at some of the Pirates’ offensive projections for 2015 — a combination of Steamer, ZiPS, and Clay Davenport forecasts. These do not account for playing time, so keep that in mind for the bench and depth players. I’ll post the pitching projections later this week.

Starting Lineup

pittsburgh pirates projections 2015 starting lineup

Bench

pittsburgh pirates projections 2015 bench

Depth

pittsburgh pirates projections 2015 depth

Go Bucs

Pirates Grapefruit Report: Week 2

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This will be quick, but here’s a look at what the Pirates did this past week in Grapefruit League play…

Monday, 3/9 – Pirates 1, Twins 1

Another 1-1 tie at McKechnie, this one against the Twins. Gerrit Cole gives up a solo bomb to Miguel Sano, but nothing else.

Tuesday, 3/10 – Pirates 4, Rays 3

Andrew Lambo finally gets going with two doubles. Francisco Liriano dominates over three innings (0 runs, 1 hit, 4 K, 0 BB).

Wednesday, 3/11 – Phillies 3, Pirates 2

Jordy Mercer takes Cole Hamels deep, but Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke falter against the Phils.

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FanGraphs’ 2015 Projected Standings & Playoff Probabilities

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FanGraphs has posted their projected standings and preseason playoff probabilities for the 2015 season. Their model is based on Steamer & ZiPS projections as well as their team depth charts, ultimately simulating the season 10,000 times and observing the results.

Last year, they accurately projected the final NL Central standings…

fangraphs projected nl central standings 2014

…as well as the NL Wild Card matchup, giving the Pirates and Giants the best preseason odds for the do-or-die game.

So, here’s what the numbers say for 2015:

fangraphs projected nl central standings 2015

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