The Pittsburgh Pirates have many young players who did not get an opportunity to play baseball in 2020 due to the lack of a minor league season. So, keep an eye on these prospects next season.
As we turn the calendar to 2021 we get to leave behind a terrible, no good, very bad year that was 2020. The 2020 baseball season was, like everything else during the year, completely flipped on its head. Expanded playoffs, weird extra inning rules, 28-man rosters, but more notably, no minor league season. The lack of a minor league season was a hinderance for many prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system.
Instead of a minor league season, teams opened up alternative training sites. Obviously, running scrimmages is not the same as playing competitively. This meant that many prospects that may have moved up prospect charts under normal circumstances didn’t get that opportunity and didn’t get to develop all that much, if at all if they weren’t at the alternative site.
Because of this there are some prospects that fans should keep an eye on in 2021. The Pittsburgh Pirates have many of these players. While the Major League roster may not have that many exciting players aside from some of the young guns, the future is where many are turning their attention to, which are the team’s prospects.
Today, let’s discuss one prospect at every position that you should watch this season. They may just become one of the more notable prospects the Pittsburgh Pirates have. I tried to keep this list to players who haven’t played a full season in the minors yet but do have some professional experience and obvious names as well. So without further ado, let’s get into a catching prospect.