The MLB lockout could extend for a long period of time, with some worst-case scenarios predicting that it could wipe out the entire 2022 season. That's not a huge loss for the Pittsburgh Pirates as a team, since they're not expected to contend in 2022.
Missed games would be a loss for certain prospects on the Pirates' 40-man roster. Some players are set to make their rookie debuts, and would have that delayed. Some players have a shot at locking down a future MLB job this year, and might have a tougher time in the future with all of the minor leaguers moving up -- as the minor league season is still a go. And some of the 40-man players won't get a chance to move up in the minor league system, due to their 40-man status.
Here is a deeper look at some players who could be affected by a...
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