The Pittsburgh Pirates have always had a lot of intriguing outfield prospects. There are three that are in the lower minors to keep an eye on in 2020.
One thing that the Pittsburgh Pirates have become known for over the last ten years or so has been their ability to find outfield prospects. Former General Manager Neal Huntington always seemed to focus on drafting highly athletic and toolsy outfielders. Unfortunately, a lot of those prospects never reached their full potential or went on to find success somewhere else.
Still, the Pittsburgh Pirates have plenty of young outfield prospects who could turn into potential impact prospects. Right now, the Bucs have two outfielders rated in their top 10 prospects: Travis Swaggerty, who was their first-round pick in 2018, and Cal Mitchell, who was a second-round pick in 2017. Both are obviously on the team’s and fan’s radar as they continue to move up the minor league system.
However, more and more teams are finding production from the lower level minors. The Pittsburgh Pirates need to start finding higher-level talent outside of just top draft picks and International signings. With that being said, it already appears that the new regime is going to focus on finding the best overall talent rather than closer to MLB ready, i.e. the Starling Marte trade. Who are a few younger outfield prospects to watch as they enter the 2020 season?