A decade ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates had these 5 players as their most promising minor league prospects. How has the big leagues treated them, and how have their careers ended up?
The Pittsburgh Pirates in the last decade once had a top farm system of all 30 teams in the MLB. Currently, it’s fairly shallow, but ten years ago, it had some recognizable names. Now that we’re in 2020, I want to take a look back at the Bucs’ top 5 prospects from the 2010 season.
Most of the names didn’t turn out as good as many were expecting, but it’s interesting to look back at, and see what happened to the players who were once considered the best minor leaguers the Pirates had.
I cannot find an official list of the Pirates’ top organizational prospects from Fangraphs, MLB.com, Baseball Prospectus, or Baseball America. However, I am classifying who the top 5 are based off of unofficial lists’ consensus top organizational prospects for the Bucs.