Many of the Pittsburgh Pirates best pitching prospects are under-20 years old, but there are some underrated arms in this age group as well.
For the past few years the Pittsburgh Pirates have used the first-year player draft and international signings to add quite a few notable arms to the organization. Many of the under-20 group make up some of the organization’s best pitching prospects.
Anthony Solometo, Bubba Chandler, and Owen Kellington headlined some Pirates top pitchers from this past draft. They went on to sign Hung Leng Chang and Pitterson Rosas as their two most notable pitching prospects from the international signing date. But many other under-20 pitching prospects aren’t getting the same attention as these players are.
The system isn’t just limited to Solometo, Chandler, Kellington, Chang, or Pitterson. Nor is it limited to the MLB-ready or near MLB-ready arms like Roansy Contreras, Carmen Mlodzinski, Miguel Yajure, Quinn Priester, or Max Kranick. They have plenty of good pitchers in Low-A and below in the under-20 age group that deserves some recognition.