Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Three Underrated Players Who Play a Key Role

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have a deep farm system, but these three more underrated names could take over key roles in 2023

The Pittsburgh Pirates have their fair share of up-and-coming prospects. At the end of the year, you may see the likes of Endy Rodriguez, Quinn Priester, Mike Burrows, and Luis Ortiz in regular roles. But those prospects are some of the best the Pirates have to offer. Ortiz, Rodriguez, and Priester are consensus top 100 prospects. Burrows has shot up prospect boards in the last two years and has gained a decent reputation.

But the Pirates have plenty more where they came from. After all, many still consider them arguably a top 5 system, even with two consensus top 100 prospects graduating last year (Oneil Cruz, who was a consensus top 30, and Roansy Contreras). There are many more rookies who the Pirates could see slot into regular roles by the end of the year, and these three could be key players in 2023.