Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Breakout Hitting Prospects for 2020

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All three players for the Pittsburgh Pirates are outfield prospects.  This was not planned, but the Bucs have three big time upside prospects who are getting closer and closer to big league ready.  Last season, all three gave good reasons to be optimistic for their 2020 seasons, putting together partially strong seasons.

As Jared Oliva, Cal Mitchell, and Travis Swaggerty enter this offseason, they will likely reflect on what they did well during their times of success and look to try to replicate it all offseason long during their workouts/training.  These particular prospects have plenty of experience playing baseball, but now know what it takes to compete across a full professional season and should breakout next year because of the experience.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates need their prospects to start producing.  The team has had too many high picks in the last few draft for them not to find legitimate big league talent.  All three of these players have upside that suggest they could make an impact down the road.  Can the new regime that will take over the Pittsburgh Pirates help these three outfielder reach that potential, or will it be more of the same of prospects failing to live up to the hype?

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