As you probably already know, the Straw-Hat’s are the pirate group led by Monkey D. Luffy and mostly hail from the East Blue.
At the moment, there are only nine members within this crew, however, Jinbe has been confirmed to be the tenth member once the Whole Cake Island arc ends.
Jibe is a Fish-Man and former captain of the Sun Pirates who has played a major part in the take-down of Big Mom in this arc.
Once an enemy of the Straw-Hat’s, now Jinbe is an ally and the tenth member of the crew. Now, with that said, the eleventh member is also not too far away.
Many would think that the eleventh member would arrive significantly after the tenth, however, in a recent interview with One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, confirmed that this will not be the case.
In fact, Oda stated that the eleventh member of the Straw-Hat’s will arrive immediately after the tenth member does according to Oda and Otaku Kart.
This means that this new member will arrive just before Wano and it most likely playing a major role in the Whole Cake Island arc.
Now, we don’t know for sure who the eleventh member will be, however; there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding two characters.
The first character is Carrot, with Carrot playing an important role throughout the current arc and especially as part of the Sanji recovery team.
In addition, Carrot is a Mink who were allied with the Roger Pirates. If the Straw-Hats go down a similar path to the Roger Pirate’s then it’s possible that Carrot will be their choice for an eleventh member.
However, Carrot isn’t the only character that could join the Straw-Hats. There are actually many people on Reddit who believe that the next Straw-Hat member could be Big Mom’s Sweet Commander in Charlotte Katakuri.
It’s a big call and it most likely won’t happen but with Katakuri likely to lose to Luffy soon and with his ugly face being revealed to his family, it could cause the Sweet Commander to be kicked out of his current crew in disgrace.
If that was to happen then it’s possible that Luffy might feel sorry for him and offer him a new home with them. However, this is still pretty unlikely and as a result, the most likely candidate for an eleventh member is Carrot.