Pittsburgh Pirates 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis

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ROSTER (Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with transactions through Aug. 30.)

Bashlor, Tyler
Bolton, Cody
Brault, Steven
Brubaker, JT
Burdi, Nick
Cederlind, Blake
Crick, Kyle
Davis, Austin
Del Pozo, Miguel
Erlin, Robbie
Feliz, Michael
Fulmer, Carson
Hartlieb, Geoff
Holland, Derek
Holmes, Clay
Howard, Sam
Kela, Keone
Keller, Mitch
Kranick, Max
Kuhl, Chad
Marvel, James
Mears, Nick
Musgrove, Joe
Neverauskas, Dovydas
Noesí, Hector
Ogle, Braeden
Ponce, Cody
Rios, Yacksel
Rodríguez, Richard
Shortridge, Aaron
Stratton, Chris
Taillon, Jameson
Tropeano, Nick
Turley, Nik
Waddell, Brandon
Williams, Trevor
Kelley, Christian
Maile, Luke
Murphy, John Ryan
Stafford, Deon
Stallings, Jacob
Susac, Andrew
Bae, Ji-Hwan
Bell, Josh
Castro, Rodolfo
Craig, Will
Cruz, Oneil
Evans, Phillip
Frazier, Adam
Gonzales, Nick
González, Erik
Hayes, Ke’Bryan
Martin, Mason
Moran, Colin
Newman, Kevin
Osuna, José
Peguero, Liover
Riddle, JT
Tucker, Cole
Alford, Anthony
Brito, Socrates
Dyson, Jarrod
Heredia, Guillermo
Kramer, Kevin
Oliva, Jared
Polanco, Gregory
Reynolds, Bryan
Swaggerty, Travis


Pittsburgh’s top five prospects—led by 2020 first-rounder Nick Gonzales—are all there. The highest-ranked prospect not included is No. 6 RHP Tahnaj Thomas, who has not pitched above the Rookie-level Appalachian League. Speedy infielder Ji-Hwan Bae is the only other member of the Pirates’ Top 10 available in the team’s player pool. Beyond the first 10, Pittsburgh has also included OF Travis Swaggerty, 1Bs Mason Martin and Will Craig, RHPs JT Brubaker, Max Kranick, Nick Burdi and Nick Mears, OFs Jared Oliva and Kevin Kramer and LHP Blake Cederlind. The team’s top prospect entering the season, RHP Mitch Keller, has graduated from prospect consideration and is on the 10-day injured list.


Beyond the new prospects, the Pirates picked up Anthony Alford from the Blue Jays, RHP Nick Tropeano from the Yankees, RHP Carson Fulmer from the Tigers, RHP Tyler Bashlor from the Mets and LHP Austin Davis from the Phillies. They also lost LHP Robbie Erlin to the Braves. 

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