Some of the Pittsburgh Pirates best prospects are early round draft picks, but let’s take a look at a few late round draft picks who deserve some attention.
The Pittsburgh Pirates recent drafts have been pretty good ones. Since Ben Cherington has taken over, he’s added some very highly touted prospects to the system including Nick Gonzales, Henry Davis, Bubba Chandler, Anthony Solometo, Carmen Mlodzinski, and Jared Jones just to mention a few of the talented players they’ve gotten the last few drafts.
But those prospects were all picked within the first two rounds. The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten a fair amount of talent from the later rounds of the drafts. Many of these players haven’t gotten as much attention as the top picks. But despite being picked later, there are still some interesting names coming from the late draft rounds. Sometimes, teams find fairly good players in later rounds.
Today, I want to take a look at five prospects currently in the Pirate system who will be interesting to watch next season. I’m considering any player picked after the 10th round. However, you won’t see any players from the 2020 draft since it was only 5 rounds and the Pittsburgh Pirates had just 6 picks. Under more normal circumstances, the Pirate fifth-round pick, Logan Hofmann, would be a fairly early round selection.