The Pittsburgh Pirates still have a strong farm system, so let's make some predictions for the upcoming 2023 season
Earlier this month, I took a shot at some Pittsburgh Pirates' predictions for their 2023 season. With the amount of talent at Triple-A and on the big league roster, it will surely be an interesting year. Overall, it should be a transition season. While the Pirates may not be contenders, they should at least start to see marketable improvements throughout the team. At the end of the season, we could be looking at a pretty decent team.
But now I want to take a look at some predictions for the minor leagues. Despite having some top prospects graduate, the Pirates still have a deep farm system that ranks top 10 among most evaluators. My predictions are based on a few things: who will be in the farm system, what level they will play at, how much they are projected to play, and some other subjective/objective factors. I also am not considering guys who are projected to break their rookie status at some point this season, so don't expect to see Endy Rodriguez, Luis Ortiz, Quinn Priester, or the like here, even though they are highly talented players.