NL Central: The Skenes watch is on

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Paul Skenes (RHP, PIT) watch is on in Pittsburgh. The number one overall pick from 2023 has already taken two turns through the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians rotation, throwing three scoreless innings on each occasion while maintaining an 11:1 K:BB. In an interview Sunday, general manager Ben Cherington stated the obvious in that Skenes can help the big-league club this season. Simultaneously, he unsurprisingly declined to give a timeline of when he could arrive in Pittsburgh. A few things could weigh in favor of Skenes’ arrival coming relatively quickly. 

The first is the current state of the Pirates. Regardless of whether their 8-2 start is legitimate, the Pirates are off to a hot start and should hang around...


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