Pittsburgh Pirates: Two 2021 Draft Picks Who Could Move Quickly

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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 had one of their best drafts in their franchise history, but these two prospects could be in the majors by next season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates had one of the best drafts in their franchise history this season. They went under slot with the #1 overall pick, which gave them the confidence to draft highly regarded talents such as Anthony Solomento, Lonnie White Jr., and, most notably, Bubba Chandler as they had the money to go sign the four.

Most of the notable talents that the Pittsburgh Pirates selected in this year’s draft are coming out of high school. That’s the case for Solomento, White, Chandler, and another highly regarded draftee Braylon Bishop. However, the Pirates didn’t completely skip on college players.

The team took a few college players who we could see in the Majors very soon. They’re already approaching 23-24 years old, meaning that they could start their pro careers in the upper ends of the minor leagues this year. Their quick ascent could lead to them being in the major leagues as soon as next season. So let’s take a look at two guys that should come up first.

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