These Pittsburgh Pirates prospects are red hot right now

Let's look at some of the Pirates' prospects who are on hot streaks.
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Sammy Siani

Another early-round draft pick from the late 2010s, Sammy Siani was a first-round competitive balance pick by the Bucs in 2019. Unfortunately, his first handful of seasons weren’t great. He had just a .690 OPS, 98 wRC+, and .332 wOBA from 2019 through 2023. Looking to finally make an impression, Siani opened the year at Greensboro, where he got off to a great start. It was only 82 plate appearances, but he had a .324/.402/.563 triple-slash, .436 wOBA, and 163 wRC+.

Given that this was his third go-round at High-A, the Pirates were quick to move him to Double-A Altoona. Siani didn’t get off to a good start, struggling through his first handful of games at Altoona. But over the past few weeks, it seems like he’s started to figure something out at the plate that’s working.

Over his last 64 plate appearances, Siani is batting .315/.397/.481 with a .399 wOBA and 148 wRC+. He’s kept his strikeouts under control and has just a 17.2% K%, but he’s also been patient at the dish and has a walk rate of 10.9%. Siani has two homers and three doubles, resulting in a respectable .167 isolated slugging percentage.

Siani is still young at just 23. It would be nice if he can continue to hit well. If Siani could truly break out this season, that could be massive for the Pirates’ future, given they don’t have very many promising young outfielders in the system as of right now. Siani was a first-round pick for a reason. Hopefully this is the start of something great for him.