Pittsburgh Pirates: Potential Future Top 100 Prospects
By Noah Wright
Although these Pittsburgh Pirates prospects might not be older than your average high schooler, they are names that could appear on top 100 lists in the future
The Pittsburgh Pirates have to develop players from within. It's just how they're run. Over the past few years, however, they have seen some players take major steps forward. Going into the 2020 season, Luis Ortiz wasn't a household name on prospect lists like he is now. Endy Rodriguez was considered a middle-of-the-road name on most Pirates prospect lists when the Bucs acquired the catcher. Both are now consensus top 100 prospects. Going back even further, Oneil Cruz wasn't even considered a top 30 prospect in the Pirate system when they originally acquired him in 2017.
Of course, sometimes it takes a year, maybe two or three years, for prospects to reach the ever-so-coveted top 100 status. But I want to take a way too early look at some minor league prospects who could eventually reach most top 100 prospect rankings. Most of these players haven't even played 50 games as a professional and may even be a year or more away from even reaching Bradenton.