National League Central Prospect Notebook For May
Our National League Central correspondents deliver one prospect report per organization, headlined by a Cardinals righthander who showed up to camp this spring throwing 100 mph.
Pirates' Maikol Escotto Flashes Promise
The 19-year-old shortstop has made significant strides in spring training.
Pirates' Kyle Nicolas Stands Out At Minor League Camp
The 23-year-old received some praise from one of the organization's top prospects.
Pirates' Nick Gonzales Cleans Up His Swing
Nick Gonzales has hitting pedigree few can match, but facing better pitchers in pro ball has naturally created swing tweaks to help him keep producing.
Michael Burrows Thrives In Pirates' New Development Strategy
The 22-year-old narrowed his pitch mix and expanded his effectiveness as he thrived under the organization's new development strategy.
Jack Suwinski Puts His Team First
Acquired in a midseason trade, the power-hitting outfielder's value is on the rise and portends good things for the future of Pirates baseball.
Small Change Yields Big Results For Carmen Mlodzinski
Carmen Mlodzinski made a small change to this repertoire in 2021 and saw big results with a new pitch.
Matt Fraizer: Pirates 2021 Minor League Player Of The Year
The 23-year-old found a way to maximize his swing in 2021, and it paid off with a spike in power production. Now he knows what's next on the agenda.
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.