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Oneil Cruz, Jack Suwinski, Diego Castillo crush home runs into record book

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It’s no secret the Pittsburgh Pirates were going to depend on a plethora of rookies in 2022. On a roster short of veterans and full of waiver claims and Minor League free agents, players drafted and developed tend to stand out the most.

This may be the case for the Pirates in 2023, but 2022 is explanatory by trade acquisitions that were molded and crafted by the Bucs before making an impact on the Majors.

The similarity between them? Hit the long ball.

2022 marked the first time in Pirates' history that three rookies smashed 10 or more home runs for the big league club.