The Pittsburgh Pirates have some quality left-handed pitching prospects in the system, but who are the team’s five best?
A good left-handed pitcher is something all baseball teams love. It’s a trait every team wants, but few have because of the rarity of a southpaw who consistently produces on the mound. The Pittsburgh Pirates definitely have a few lefties in the system who could be key long-term pieces to the pitching staff.
Most of the Pirates’ top pitching prospects are right-handers. Quinn Priester, Jared Jones, Bubba Chandler, and Mike Burrows are righties. Again, while a good lefty is hard to come by, the Pirates might be able to find a good one from their farm system.
Today, I want to look at the Pittsburgh Pirates five best left-handed pitching prospects. Notably, all of these players were drafted in the last two drafts, making them new additions to the minor league system. With that discussed, let’s look at the fifth best southpaw prospect the Pirates have to offer.