Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Breakout Hitting Prospects for 2020

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The Pittsburgh Pirates need to start developing some of their young talent in the minor leagues.  Here are a few hitting prospects who could breakout.

As the 2019-2020 offseason gets started, there is expected to be plenty of change in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.  Between the team bringing in new coaches and front office members, there is expected to be plenty of roster turnover.  The new staff could look to make a lot of moves, to get “their players” into the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

However, regardless of what the team does this offseason, they will continue to have to build through the minor league system.  One of the main reasons the Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled over the last few years is because they have not been able to develop their own prospects, especially at the big league level. For the new front office and management team to have success, they will need to make sure their top prospects produce at the big league level, something the previous regime started to fail at.

The Pittsburgh Pirates need some of their prospects to breakout this year to help boost the organization’s farm system.  Once a top five or six farm system in baseball, the Bucs now ranked more in the middle of the road.  However, there are plenty of prospects who could breakout, including three particular hitters who should.