Who are some players that fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates should be monitoring this spring ahead of July's MLB Draft?
We are a full college and high school baseball season away from the 2024 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. With the Pittsburgh Pirates constant pursuit of building the farm system, it is always fun to follow players mocked to the Pirates before the season starts to get a full season of action from the specific players.
Along the way of watching prospects that your team might draft, you become familiar with other players and the landscape of college/high school baseball. Before listing the prospects that I am the most intrigued by for the Pirates, I think that there are two routes that they should go. One being college arms, and the other being high school bats.
I firmly believe that you can never have too many great arms in the farm system. If there are great college arms available, not only will the signing bonus be able to be around slot value or even a little under, but stacking up on a highly rated system in the pitching department can open the doors to plenty of unique opportunities. High school bats are almost necessary for this farm system to get a new wave of players into the ranks.
The Major League roster is full of young talent and the amount of young quality bats in the Double-A affiliate and below are limited. Getting a top high school bat to be able to be a little behind the track of Termarr Johnson who is currently the highest rated position player in the Pirates system will create necessary fluidity in the system.