Pittsburgh Pirates: Prospect to Watch at Every Position in 2021

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 22: Ji-hwan Bae #72 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action during the exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians at PNC Park on July 22, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 22: Ji-hwan Bae #72 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action during the exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians at PNC Park on July 22, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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Sep 22, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds (10) makes a running catch to retire Chicago Cubs designated hitter Jose Martinez (not pictured) during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 22, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds (10) makes a running catch to retire Chicago Cubs designated hitter Jose Martinez (not pictured) during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Center Field: Sergio Campana

Sergio Campana was signed out of the Dominican Republic during the 2018 season. Campana is a very athletic outfielder. In 45 games and 197 plate appearances with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Dominican Summer League affiliate during his first professional year (which was 2019), Campana stole 24 bases in 29 attempts. Obviously, his speed is his best tool coming in with an 80-grade, the highest grade a player can receive. He’s also a plus fielder with a future fielding grade of 60 with an average arm, coming in with a 50 throw grade.

While Campana only has a 45-future hit grade and game power grade, he was still an overall solid hitter during his 2019 season. He posted a .281/.362/.374 line with a .364 wOBA and 110 wRC+. A .350+ on-base percentage with his kind of speed is a deadly combo.

Campana can still has room to grow. He stands at 6’1″, weighing in at 160 pounds. 2019 was his age 17 season and 2021 will be his age 19 season. In Baseball America’s analysis of the young outfielder, they stated he has gap power now with good bat speed and a compact swing. They also say he could develop average or better power in his future. Afterall, his future raw power grade is 50.

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