Canaan Smith-Njigba Sets His Offseason Plan
The 22-year-old outfielder plans to work on getting bigger, stronger and faster this offseason as he eyes his potential big league debut in 2022.
Matt Fraizer's New Hitting Approach Pays Off
The 2019 third-rounder's new hitting approach allows him to wait longer to evaluate a pitch, and it had paid off handsomely in a breakthrough at High-A.
Endy Rodriguez Shows Off Skills Behind The Plate
While the 21-year-old catcher might have seemed like a trade throw-in, the Pirates view him as a potential long-term solution at a shallow position.
Roansy Contreras Excels With New Organization
The 21-year-old's Double-A debut reminded the Pirates' farm director of another young righthander who turned into a formidable big leaguer.
Cal Mitchell Tries To 'Force' The Issue
Few players in the system attack the weight room like the 2017 second-rounder. Now Mitchell is attacking the baseball at Double-A.
Oneil Cruz Works On Paths To Pittsburgh
The 6-foot-7 shortstop looks like a natural in the outfield, where he may see many reps this season as he works his way to the big leagues.
Liover Peguero Focuses On Defensive Work
The toolsy, 20-year-old shortstop has worked on getting his defense on par with his potent bat.
Quinn Priester Boosts Stock Despite Unusual 2020 Development Cycle
Time spent at a training facility in Pennsylvania -- plus the added confidence of a late alt-site invite -- helped Quinn Priester improve in 2020.
John Baker Brings A Fresh Perspective
The new farm director is a former big league catcher who has a background in coaching and possesses the type of curiosity that could push the organization forward.
Nick Gonzales Could Jump On Fast Track
The 2020 first-rounder has immense batting potential but will need to settle on an infield position before he reaches the big leagues.