After nearly two decades of futility, the Pittsburgh Pirates have become mainstays in the National League playoff picture. Pittsburgh has earned two straight playoff appearances, but has failed to advance to the National League Championship Series. Given its recent success, Pittsburgh has not made many moves in free agency. Pittsburgh, however, relies upon its farm system to consistently produce players. This initiative is evidenced by Pittsburgh’s outfield, which is comprised of three home grown players. Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, and Gregory Polanco make up arguably the most talented outfield in baseball. Fans are also hoping that another ex-farmhand Gerrit Cole can firmly cement himself as the staff ace. Pittsburgh and St. Louis will once again battle for supremacy in the National League Central while Chicago and Milwaukee will likely be a few games off the pace. With a little help from its pitching staff, Pittsburgh can make a return to the World Series. To date, Pittsburgh is 10-9 in Grapefruit League play. An overview of April ticket prices is presented below.
Pittsburgh will play 10 home games during April. Tickets on the Pirates schedule have an average price of $55.22 in April. Opening Day, which features an intriguing matchup against Detroit on April 13th, features the highest ticket prices during April. The average price for Pirates Opening Day tickets is $165.75 while the get-in price is $51. The next most expensive home game during April features a matchup against Milwaukee on April 18th. The average ticket price for this matchup is $56.70 while the get-in price is $14. The least expensive home game during April features a matchup against the Chicago Cubs on April 21st. The average ticket price for this matchup is $38 while the get-in price is $6.
Pittsburgh has an ideal mix of youth and talent on its roster. Its current roster composition has the ability to compete for a spot in the World Series. Expect McCutchen and Marte to lead this talented roster into postseason play once again.