Pittsburgh Pirates: Top Five Prospects RHP

Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Pittsburgh Pirates top 5 RHP Prospects
Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Over the next few weeks the site will be sharing the top 5 prospects at each position in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

The Minor League season is now one month in and for the most part, one can start to see who is really producing.  Thee Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the best farm systems in the major leagues.  No matter how many prospects they graduate to the major leagues they seem to be able to replenish them with another young prospect.  With that the players at the top of these lists maybe recognizable, but the ones towards the bottom maybe newer names that are gaining prospect recognition.

The last list was on the top-5 left-handed pitchers.  This list will share the top five right handed pitching prospects.  The list will be pretty straight forward based on the top-30 rankings here on the site.

One draft goal under Neal Huntington has been to acquire as much pitching as possible, especially right-handed pitching.  He made this evident especially when looking at his second draft, in 2009, when he spent seven of his first ten picks on right-handed pitchers (None are in the organization anymore).  Now not all the pitchers have worked out the way he hoped, however the organization has been able to produce plenty of upside pitchers since taking Huntington’s taking over in 2008.

As of 2016 the Pittsburgh Pirates have built up one of the strongest pitching farm systems in the league.  The team seems to have two or three pitchers every year that put themselves on the prospect map.  The organization has also done a good job of finding projectable talent in the middle rounds and developing them. the In this article I will give a short bio on each player, their season stats, and their career stats.  So who is the top five right-handed prospects in the system right now?

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