The Pittsburgh Pirates gave prospect Jared Triolo a real opportunity this past Spring to make the Big League Club. Things have moved quickly for Triolo who has quickly established himself as one of the best defensive prospects in Baseball. He also has turned himself into a utility-type player providing elite defense from multiple positions.
Jared Triolo is a professional baseball player who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft. He played college baseball at the University of Houston, where he was a standout player for three seasons. Triolo is a third baseman who is known for his strong defensive skills and above-average speed on the basepaths. He also has a solid hitting ability, with a career batting average of .318 in college.
So Triolo was never expected to hit much coming out of school. However, since joining the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization he has hit pretty well, putting together a career .281 average and averaging an OPS of .795. With him putting together his elite defense and better-than-advertised hitting, Triolo has become the Bucs' 17th-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline.
Triolo ended up not being able to finish his opportunity to make the Big League Club this past Spring. Triolo had to get surgery on his hamate bone which set him back. The good news is that everything has been good in terms of his recovery and he will start his rehab this week.
According to MLB.com, Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jared Triolo will start rehabbing at Low-A
"Expected return:TBD Triolo, ranked as the club'sNo. 17 prospect, is beginning a Minor League rehab assignment with Low-A Bradenton. The third baseman underwent surgery to repair an injury to the left hamate bone and has been on the injured list since March 31. (Last updated: May 3)"
It will be interesting to see what the Pittsburgh Pirates will do with Triolo. He really seemed like he was going to make the club until the injury happened. With the emergence of Connor Joe, it seems less likely that he will be activated onto the 26-man roster. Although, with his versatility any injury could open a spot for him.