Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect: Four Potential Triple-A Promotions by Season’s End

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May 1, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington talks on the field before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a ton of talent in the lower minor leagues, but some of those names could reach the minor’s highest level by the end of the 2021 season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the deepest farm systems in all of baseball. They have gotten a large influx of prospects over the past year and a half, but most of those prospects are in the lower minors. Most are working their way up, but the team’s Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians, don’t have nearly as much talent, at least when you look at their A-Ball and Double-A affiliates.

But very soon, Indianapolis could be the team’s strongest minor league affiliate. Double-A and High-A are stacked with notable names that are going to be pushing for promotions to the minor league’s highest level. We’ve talked about guys like Oneil Cruz, Rodolfo Castro, Mason Martin, Roansy Contreras, and so on plenty in the past, but there are some names we’ve not covered nearly as much.

Today, I want to take a look at three under-the-radar prospects that could at least get their first taste of the minor league’s highest level this year. These players are excelling at their respective levels and could be promoted as soon as the draft to make room in the lower minors. So without further ado, let’s get into our first player.