Pittsburgh Pirates: Eight Prospects Rank in FanGraphs Top 130
By Cody Potanko
116th Ranked Prospect
One of the most recent acquisitions for the Pittsburgh Pirates cracked this list. Miguel Yajure, who was acwuired from the New York Yankees as part of the Jameson Taillon trade, checks in at number 116 on the list. Yajure, much like Hayes, has already spent time in the Majors. While he may start the season in the Triple-A rotation, odds are, he will crack the rotation in Pittsburgh at some point this season.
His command is probably one of his best attributes, with FanGraphs giving it a future value of 50. His cutter is given a FV of 55, while his four-seamed fastball, curveball and and change up all have a FV of 50.
One thing I was surprised with when I saw Longenhagen’s piece was Yajure offers a five-pitch mixup, which definitely impressive for a 22-year-old. In seven appearances with the Yankees in 2020, he was shaky, to say the least. With command being his thing, I was shocked to see he walked five batters. Longenhagen chalked it up to being young and inexperienced, and I’ll take his word for it. 2021 will be a huge litmus test for the young Yajure.
Here is what Longenhagen had to say to sum it up:
"“While he lacks overwhelming stuff, Yajure has seen a velo bump of late while continuing to show outstanding command and pitchability.”"