Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Two Young Catchers to Watch

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PITTSBURGH, PA – JULY 18: Catcher Henry Davis (R), who was selected first overall in the 2021 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, poses with General Manager Ben Cherington after signing a contract with the Pirates during a press conference at PNC Park on July 18, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

While Endy Rodriguez and Henry Davis get all the attention, these are two other young catchers to watch from the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie league affiliates

Most of the Pittsburgh Pirates top catching prospects are in the upper levels of the minor leagues. Endy Rodriguez and Henry Davis are both at Double-A, and Abrahan Gutierrez is at High-A Greensboro. But there is more than just Davis, Rodriguez, and Gutierrez to keep an eye on as they develop and progress throughout the Pirates’ minor league system.

A few years ago, the Pirates’ system was barren of catching talent, and now I’d go so far as to say it’s one of their strengths. Once Davis and Rodriguez graduate prospect status sometime in 2023, some other young catchers in the lower levels of the system could take their place on prospect lists.

There are two backstop prospects I want to turn your attention to at the Rookie-Ball level. These are all former international signees, but they’ve done exceptionally well for the Pirates’ Dominican Summer League affiliates.