The top prospects of the Pittsburgh Pirates get their fair share of attention, but most are early round draft picks. However, who are some later round picks to watch in 2022?
Last month, I took a look at five former late-round draft picks worth watching next year. The Pittsburgh Pirates farm system is filled to the brim with notable prospects. Many of them came from the draft. Nick Gonzales, Quinn Priester, Henry Davis, Travis Swaggerty, and Carmen Mlodzinski were all first-round draft picks. Other notable names like Lonnie White Jr., Anthony Solometo, Bubba Chandler, and Jared Jones were all still early-round picks.
However, it’s the later-round picks that don’t always get the attention the early-round selections do. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t talent. Despite looking at a few late-round picks already, there are still those that deserve a deeper analysis as they have the potential to be part of the Pirates’ plans.
For this list, I am looking at prospects picked in the 10th round or later. I also am not making an exception for the 2020 draft which was only 5 rounds. Still, the talent in the later rounds is overlooked, so let’s take a glance at our first prospect.