Pirates' Geoff Hartlieb Reflects on Found Success in 2020, Looks Forward to 2021

2020 was a forgettable year for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although they struggled, there were a few bright spots, such as Geoff Hartlieb. The Pirates reliever had a breakout season and was one of their best pitchers. While Hartlieb proved to be an important piece, he has had a unique path to the majors. In the 2016 MLB draft, the Pirates selected Hartlieb with the 885th overall pick. After four seasons in the minors, the Illinois native made his MLB debut in 2019 and appeared in 29 games. Although Hartlieb struggled in his first major league stint, he became the first player from the Pirates 201…

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