First Pitch: Day Sixteen

Today, I’ll be running my ZiPS analysis, looking at the projected win total for the 2022 Pittsburgh Pirates.

I’d expect this to change drastically by the time the 2022 season is played — whenever that may be. Aside from the Pirates adding more players by that point, there may also be new rules. It will be interesting to see how the projections look now compared to then.

John Dreker will also have a breakdown of a new mock draft this morning.


First Pitch has been an open discussion post thus far during the lockout, with my occasional lockout thoughts, and a few off-topic discussion points. The current schedule goes as follows:

Monday – Baseball Memories

Tuesday – Streaming

Wednesday – Site Updates

Thursday – Comics/MCU

Friday – (Today)

Saturday – Music

Sunday – Books/Poetry

I’m looking for topic ideas for Friday. I figure the best approach is to leave that up to you guys in the comments. Fire away with your discussion topic ideas.

Daily Links

**Winter Leagues: Lolo Sanchez Gets His First Start

**PBN Podcasts: A Good Brennan Equals a Good Malone

**Pirates Announce 2022 Major League Coaching Staff

**A Quick Lockout Update

**This Date in Pittsburgh Pirates History: December 16th, Pirates Make Two Trades and a Signing of Note

**Card of the Day: 2010 Topps Heritage Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen

PBN Updates

First Pitch: PRE-SALE for The 2022 Guide and The 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys Books

Song of the Day

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