Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 3 Unranked Prospects

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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 plenty of prospects are considered high ranking among baseball, and their own system, but these three are still good prospects despite being unranked.

When you look throughout the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, there are a ton of high-ranking prospects. Nick Gonzales, Quinn Priester, Henry Davis, Oneil Cruz, Liover Peguero, and Roansy Contreras are all consensus top 100 prospects. Not to mention that Travis Swaggerty and Miguel Yajure are borderline top 100 guys, Bubba Chandler and Anthony Solometo could eventually reach top 100 status, and others like Tahnaj Thomas, Brennan Malone, Hudson Head, and Ji-Hwan Bae are considered high ranking prospects within one of the deepest minor league systems in the sport right now.

We all know how deep the Pirate farm system is. Over the course of the last two seasons, Ben Cherington has made it one of the best. But just because a player isn’t a high ranking prospect doesn’t mean that they don’t have a future with the team. There are a lot of MLB regulars who were once unranked, not in the top 100, or not even considered to be 50 prospects within their own team’s system.

We’ve done plenty of coverage on guys like Gonzales, Priester, Davis, etc. But there are some unranked prospects who don’t get as much attention despite still being highly talented, or having a fine season in the minor leagues.