Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Players Set to Benefit From a Full Season
These three 2021 draftees will benefit the most from playing a full season with Pirate minor league affiliates in 2023
The Pittsburgh Pirates' 2021 draft class was one of the best they've had in a while. With their draft strategy, they were able to land five players who were considered top 100 draft prospects. Overall, this draft class is one of the main reasons the team's farm system is as strong as it is. Of the top prospects FanGraphs ranks in the Pirates' system, seven are from their 2021 draft class (including un-drafted free agent Nick Dombkowski).
However, many of their picks were over-slot youngsters, guys who were fresh out of high school. They've yet to play a full season, mostly seeing time at the lower levels of the minor leagues, such as the FCL and DSL. Next year, you could start to see many of their young draft picks start to see a lot more playing time, but these three could benefit the most from an extended look.