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The top of the Pirates system is headlined by Paul Skenes, who has size, athleticism and an outstanding work ethic that should allow him to get the most out of his ability.
Today, we’re unveiling the 10 best prospects in the Pirates system entering 2024. Josh Norris is hosting a chat at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the state of Pittsburgh’s farm system.
See the 10 best prospects in Pittsburgh’s system, including brand new scouting reports for every player.
Below, you can also find a projected lineup in 2027 and the prospects with the best scouting tools in the system.
Projected 2027 Lineup
Catcher: Endy Rodriguez (26)
First Base: Jared Triolo (29)
Second Base: Liover Peguero (26)
Third Base: Ke’Bryan Hayes (30)
Shortstop: Oneil Cruz (28)
Left Field: Jack Suwinski (28)
Center Field: Bryan Reynolds (32)
Right Field: Henry Davis (27)
Designated Hitter: Termarr Johnson (23)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Pittsburgh’s Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Termarr Johnson
Best Power Hitter: Tony Blanco Jr.
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Mitch Jebb
Fastest Baserunner: Jesus Castillo
Best Athlete: Lonnie White Jr.
Best Fastball: Bubba Chandler
Best Curveball: Quinn Priester
Best Slider: Jared Jones
Best Changeup: Po-Yu Chen
Best Control: Thomas Harrington
Best Defensive Catcher: Carter Bins
Best Defensive Infielder: Jack Brannigan
Best Infield Arm: Jack Brannigan
Best Defensive Outfielder: Hudson Head
Best Outfield Arm: Canaan Smith-Njigba