Outfielder Tony Blanco Jr.
They also landed outfielder/first baseman Tony Blanco Jr. Blanco Jr. has one of the highest offensive ceilings in the system. A towering 6’6”, 245 pound presence in the box, Blanco Jr. obviously has the potential to be a 40 homer threat. But so far in his brief pro career, which is all of 176 plate appearances, he’s struck out at a 39.2% rate. That’s not atypical for a guy his size. His massive frame also means he’ll likely remain at first base long-term.
The Pirates tried Blanco Jr. out in the outfield in 2022, as he was signed primarily as an outfielder, but only took the field as a first baseman this past season.