Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Checking in on Two Teenagers Acquired at the Trade Deadline

How are the two newest additions to the FCL Pirates performing thus far?

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Infielder Jhonny Severino

Prior to joining the Pirate organization, Severino was playing in the Arizona Complex League with the Brewers. Between the ACL and FCL, Severino has hit for a .259/.302/.586 slash line with a 103 wRC+, .328 isolated slugging (ISO), 3.2% walk rate, and a 17.5% strikeout rate.

Since joining the Pirates, Severino has been even better. With the FCL Pirates he his hitting for a .300/.364/.600 slash line with a 140 wRC+. He's hit a home run, has an ISO of .300, and has both a 9.1% walk and strikeout rate.

Severino has only played third base since coming to the Pirates but has also played shortstop in his professional career. FanGraphs gives Severino a 45 grade raw power tool and 50 grade speed tool while giving him an overall future value of 40.

The 18-year-old right-handed hitting Severino is a prospect who could climb prospect rankings this offseason. Especially if continues to hit and play the way he has since joining the FCL Pirates. Severino has quickly become one of the more intriguing prospects in the Pirate farm system.