Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Underrated Teenage Pitching Prospects

U-32 senior Owen Kellington fires a pitch vs. Lamoille in East Montpelier on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.Bur Owen Kellington U32 Baseball 6
U-32 senior Owen Kellington fires a pitch vs. Lamoille in East Montpelier on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.Bur Owen Kellington U32 Baseball 6 /
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have a good amount of teenage talent in the farm system, but these three names fly under the radar.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a ton of talent spread throughout the farm system. You have some high-end names like Endy Rodriguez, Quinn Priester, Ji-Hwan Bae, and Henry Davis in the upper levels of the minor leagues, as well as young but highly touted prospects like Termarr Johnson, Bubba Chandler, and Anthony Solometo between the Florida Complex League and A-Ball. It’s a wide range of ages going from late-teens to early-20s as well.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a ton of under-20 prospects to watch because of their draft selections, trades, and international signings. They’ve done a lot to help the near future and the club’s long-term health. There’s arguably more talent down in the low minors than the upper minor leagues for the Bucs.

Still, some names fly under the radar for the team. When you’re on the same roster with guys like Chandler, Johnson, Solometo, or even names like Yordany De Los Santos or Hung Leng Chang, some guys are bound to be merely glanced over. But I want to give some recognition to some of those young players who aren’t necessarily the first names that come to mind when you think of the talent at Low-A and below for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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