On Monday, Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams showed off the practice facility he's been using during the coronavirus delay.
It seems to be a raised platform in the middle of the desert, which is definitely a far cry from PNC Park. Let's get these guys back to their major league mounds soon, shall we?
Whatever Williams' practice regimen has looked like, Pirates fans will hope it will help him improve from his 2019 campaign. Last season, Williams posted a disappointing 5.38 ERA in 26 starts. He also finished with a mediocre 7-9 record.
The season was even more frustrating due to Williams' success in 2018, when he posted a 3.11 ERA in 31 starts, finishing with a 14-10 record. Williams was on track to becoming a reliable starter for the Pirates. Now, Williams goes into the 2020 season with a lot to prove beyond his elite Twitter game.
As a whole, the Pirates pitching staff has a lot left to show us in 2020, at the behest of new leadership. Chris Archer had the worst year of his career in his first full season in Pittsburgh, finishing with a 5.19 ERA. Joe Musgrove will look to improve upon a solid 2019 where he posted a 4.44 ERA in 31 starts.
Based on the photo, it looks like Williams looks good to go in 2020 and will get back to the same level he was on in 2018.