Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Three Relievers to Keep Monitoring
By Noah Wright
While the Pittsburgh Pirates may have some notable relief pitching prospects, these three are under-the-radar guys worth monitoring
The Pittsburgh Pirates have some notable minor league pitchers in their farm system. Luis Ortiz, Quinn Priester, and Mike Burrows are atop most Pirate prospect lists, but there's plenty of more talent between Thomas Harrington, Kyle Nicolas, Bubba Chandler, Anthony Solometo, and Jared Jones. They're all starting pitching prospects, and there are some relief pitching prospects Pirates fans are likely already familiar with.
Tahnaj Thomas had a great breakout 2022 season after fully transitioning to the bullpen. Late-round 2021 pick Tyler Samaniego may end up being a high-leverage lefty for the Pirates. Colin Selby's 2022 season was completely unexpected, and he became the Bucs' best relief prospect in just one season. Not to mention some other guys like Nick Dombkowski, J.C. Flowers, Carmen Mlodzinski, and Cody Bolton.
But there are certainly some other names currently in the Pirate system that fans should keep tabs on. These players may not be the organization's best relief pitching prospects, but they could develop into potential arms for the bullpen later down the line in the near future.