Pittsburgh Pirates: A Positional Breakdown Between This Spring and Last

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Pittsburgh Pirates: A Positional Breakdown Between This Spring and Last
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Pedro Alvarez swings in front of a few hundred people at PNC Park. Small attendance is the most visible effect of 18 years of futility. Can this group turn baseball around in Pittsburgh?

The 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates lost an abominable 105 games en route to the worst record in the Major Leagues, and a shot at drafting either Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon or UCLA hurler Gerrit Cole with the first pick in June's draft.  

This year, however, while they won't be playoff contenders, the Pirates are unlikely to finish as badly. Here is a breakdown of how the Bucs look to stack up this spring, on paper, compared to last.

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