Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Five Set for MLB Breakout in 2023

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The Pittsburgh Pirates should see these five top prospects become regular fixutres on the roster in 2023

Last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates saw nine prospects graduate prospect status. Those eight included Oneil Cruz, Jack Suwinski, Rodolfo Castro, Roansy Contreras, Tucupita Marcano, Diego Castillo, Yerry De Los Santos, Cal Mitchell, and Miguel Yajure. Not only did the Pirates see a handful of prospects graduate prospect status, but many others debuted, like Luis Ortiz, Ji-Hwan Bae, Colin Holderman, Travis Swaggerty, and Liover Peguero.

The light at the end of the tunnel of this rebuild is getting brighter, even if the overall record may not fully reflect it. The Pirates should see more graduate prospect status and not just the names that debuted at the end of 2023. The team also debuted a handful of prospects at Triple-A at the end of the season, putting them on a fast track to the major leagues next season.

By the end of the year, the Pirates should have seen these players appear in enough games to graduate prospect status. Today, I want to identify five prospects who could become not only regular fixtures of the roster but also potential Rookie of the Year candidates.