Within the deep farm system of the Pittsburgh Pirates players can get lost in the shuffle. Here are five position player prospects who do not get enough attention.
Last week, I took a look at five pitching prospects that may have slipped your mind. With the amount of high-end pitching talent that has entered the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system over the course of the last two years, with the likes of Quinn Priester, Roansy Contreras, Miguel Yajure, Carmen Mlodzinski, and some of their draft picks getting most of the attention, it’s easy to forget that those four pitchers are still decent prospects and within the organization.
Now just as the team has added a ton of pitching talent, the Pirates have also added plenty of high-end position player talents and even more breaking out. Matthew Fraizer had a big breakout season and got a ton of attention around the Pirate fanbase.
Endy Rodriguez and Liover Peguero had quality seasons. First-round draft picks Nick Gonzales and Henry Davis are the Pirates’ 1A and 1B prospects. Let’s not forget Oneil Cruz going from a strong Double-A season to his first few games in the major leagues. Mason Martin and Lolo Sanchez had good seasons, and the Pirates even added more talent with Diego Castillo, Tucupita Marcano, and Abrahan Gutierrez arriving via trade.
Not every player got extensive and consistent overviews throughout the season like some of the more popular players, so let’s take a look at some of the prospects that seemed to get ignored, and possibly forgotten from the 2021 season.