The Pittsburgh Pirates have a handful of up and coming prospects, but will these talented minor leaguers take over a regular role this season?
It’s generally considered that a handful of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ prospects will be in a regular role by the end of the season. Endy Rodriguez will almost certainly be in a regular role, as do many of the Pirates’ pitching prospects, such as Luis Ortiz (who already made his Major League debut), Quinn Priester, and Mike Burrows. Even a handful of their relief prospects could be in a higher-leverage role too.
But there definitely are prospects who might spend a little longer in the minor leagues unless their performance demands they get promoted. The Pittsburgh Pirates may already have major leaguers in their primary positions, or they’re only now moving to an upper-level of the minor leagues. Today, I want to look at a few of these prospects and their chances of overtaking a regular role by the end of the season.