2021 MLB Power Rankings: Race to the Postseason

28. Pittsburgh Pirates (49-89)

This Week: vs. Detroit (2), vs. Washington (3)

Pittsburgh snapped a six-game skid on Monday, and now own the worst run-differential in the National League. With the Cubs’ recent win-streak, the Pirates have separated themselves as the bottom-dwellers in the NL Central for the third-straight year. Pittsburgh hasn’t finished in the top-2 in the division since 2015 — the last time the franchise reached the postseason. With some serious needs all across the roster, the Pirates will surely embrace a top-3 pick in next year’s draft.

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