Pittsburgh Pirates: The All-Under-20 Prospect Team

North Oconee's Bubba Chandler throws a pitch during Game 1 of a GHSA Class 4A semifinal doubleheader in Bogart on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Benedictine won Game 1, 6-5.News Joshua L Jones
North Oconee's Bubba Chandler throws a pitch during Game 1 of a GHSA Class 4A semifinal doubleheader in Bogart on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Benedictine won Game 1, 6-5.News Joshua L Jones /
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Aug 25, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington looks on during batting practice before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Pittsburgh Pirates have an extremely deep farmsystem, but some of their more interesting prospects are younger than 20-years-old.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of, if not the deepest farm system in baseball. The Bucs have talent that can help them within the very near future, as well as prospects that can help out the Bucs in the long-term future. There are prospects in the 22-24 age range, but also prospects in the under-20 range.

Because of that, I think we should give some focus to some of these under-20 prospects. Most of the team’s high-ranking farmhands will be up in the next 1-3 years. Players such as Nick Gonzales, Roansy Contreras, Liover Peguero, Oneil Cruz, Quinn Priester, and Travis Swaggerty all fall in that 2022-2024 range. But some of these under-20 prospects could become some very high-ranking ones after a year or two of development.

So today, let’s put together a team of these under-20 prospects. While not every player is having a fantastic season, I’m also taking into account rankings in terms of the Pittsburgh Pirates system. Prospect rankings don’t necessarily mean performing well as potential, talent, skill, and tools are all taken into account.

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