The Pittsburgh Pirates farm system has plenty of pitching. However, these three prospects fly under the radar and should stand out more than they do.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have many quality pitching prospects. Paul Skenes is the first one everyone thinks of, but Jared Jones and Anthony Solometo have taken massive strides since they were drafted. Bubba Chandler had a phenomenal second half, Thomas Harrington looked good in his first minor league season, and there are plenty of under-20 arms like Michael Kennedy, Jun-Seok Shim, and Zander Mueth that are among the Pirates’ best minor leaguers.
But the Pirate farm system’s biggest strength is pitching for a reason. Sure, these are the most popular or talented names, but the Pirate system is deep with hurlers. What I want to look at today are the ones who are overlooked but have prime potential to be key members of the Pirate future.