It has been a good couple of weeks for the prospects of the Pittsburgh Pirates. MLB Pipeline has been releasing their yearly prospect rankings. The team has seen right-handed pitcher Paul Skenes ranked as the top right-handed pitcher along with lefty Solometo being 5th on the left-handed starter list. On the most recent, the top second baseman, the Bucs landed the top prospect once again in Termarr Johnson.
Johnson was taken out of Mays High School in Atlanta, GA, Johnson's exceptional skills at the plate and in the field garnered attention. The Pirates recognized his potential, making him the 4th overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft. This high selection underscored the organization's confidence in Johnson's ability to make a significant impact on the field.
In his first full season in the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization, Johnson showcased a potent blend of power, speed, and on-base ability. With 349 at-bats, he amassed 85 hits, including 18 home runs, and contributed 59 RBIs. Johnson's speed was evident with 10 stolen bases, adding another dynamic element to his game. Although speed is not necessarily his calling card, it does show his athleticism. Johnson's .422 on-base percentage and .860 OPS highlight offensive prowess and a keen understanding of the strike zone, which should lead to more hits in the future.
Looking at Johnson's overall MiLB career, spanning 412 at-bats, including his small cup of coffee in 2022, he has put together a solid career thus far. Overall, he has tallied 99 hits, including 19 home runs, and accrued 65 RBIs. Johnson maintained a solid .240 batting average and an impressive .413 on-base percentage, indicative of his disciplined approach at the plate.
Termarr Johnson's journey from the 2022 draft to his impactful performance in the Minor Leagues underscores his potential as a cornerstone player for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
With a promising combination of power, speed, and defensive skills, Johnson is poised to bring excitement and success to Pittsburgh's baseball future, captivating fans as he ascends to the major league stage.