While the outfield may be the shallowest part of the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system, they do have some outfield prospects who could build off of a quality 2023 campaign
Probably the weakest position in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system is their outfield prospects. Since Ben Cherington took over in the 2019-2020 off-season, he has only taken two outfielders within the first five picks of his four drafts (three if you count Henry Davis). He has mostly focused on adding pitching via trades and the draft. He has signed a few notable international outfielders, but that’s the extent of adding guys who are primary outfielders.
Granted, some guys could move to the outfield in the future. There are plenty of examples of guys who started out at a middle infield position only to move to the outfield later on in their careers. But even though the outfield may be the shallowest part of the Bucs’ minor leagues, some outfield prospects had good 2023 seasons and could build upon that. Let’s take a look at four of those players.