Roansy Contreras, Bubba Chandler, Braylon Bishop – Hacker Perspectives

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Roansy Contreras

It was a strange start to the season for Roansy Contreras. He was originally scheduled to start the year at Indianapolis, but injuries forced him into a bullpen role with the Pirates.

He pitched three times as a reliever with the major league club, striking out 10 in 7 2/3 innings, throwing the lights mostly outside of his season debut at St. Louis. Contreras even earned his first major league victory against the Washington Nationals.

Looking at his long-term future, the Pirates decided it was best to send him back to the minors to bring him back as a starter, and Contreras made his first Triple-A appearance this year on Sunday.

He gave up a home run and struggled a bit with his control, but for the most part was himself as usual, striking out five in 3 1/3 innings, throwing 57 pitches in the process .

Here’s a full look at his Sunday debut against Columbus.

Bouba Chandler

After being drafted in the third round last year, Bubba Chandler got his feet wet in the Florida Complex League in 2021, but only as a hitter. The Pirates drafted him as a two-way player and everything indicates that they will give him every chance to develop that way.

Chandler went 5 for 30 on his brief debut, hitting his first career home run in the process. The Pirates have never allowed him to pitch, where most believe he has the most advantage.

Now entering 2022, this gives us our first opportunity to see Chandler pitch in game scenarios with videos available.

Here are some strikeouts Chandler had against the Baltimore Orioles.

Bishop of Braylon

Another highly rated prep player the Pirates drafted and signed to slot deals, Braylon Bishop also got a quick taste of FCL, going 5-for-26 but also stealing three bases in 2021.

Here’s a look at an RBI single he hit, also against the Orioles.

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