The last outfield prospect to keep an eye on in 2020 is Dominican Republic native Sergio Campana. Campana is turning 18 years old at the end of March and 2020 will be just his second professional season. The Bucs signed Campana for a bonus of $500,000, which was their second-largest bonus of the 2018 International signing period, and he was considered on of the top outfield prospects.
Just like the other two outfielders, Campana is projectable because of his frame and athleticism. The 17-year-old stands at 6’1” and weighs around 170 pounds. He is a right-handed hitter and thrower and probably projects better as a left-fielder when it is all said and done. Still, he has the speed to be an above-average defender.
Overall, Campana had a really solid showing in his first professional season. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates Dominican Summer League affiliate, which is the lowest level minors. The outfielder appeared in 45 games and put together a solid slash line of .281/.362/.374 with four doubles and six triples. Campana’s speed obviously played having six triples, but he also stole a really impressive 24 bases.
Campana will not be 18 until the of March and with only one professional season under his belt he likely will not move up to full-season ball just yet. Campana will likely head to the Gulf Coast League or Short-Season Bristol when their seasons start at the beginning of summer.
It would be really good news for the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system if all three of these players continued to progress and build on their success in 2019. All three are very young but have the tools to become high upside prospects for the organization.