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Pittsburgh Pirates 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis

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Bell, Josh1B
Brault, StevenLHP
Brito, SocratesOF
Brubaker, JTRHP
Burdi, NickRHP
Cederlind, BlakeRHP
Crick, KyleRHP
Del Pozo, MiguelLHP
Dyson, JarrodOF
Erlin, RobbieLHP
Evans, PhillipINF
Feliz, MichaelRHP
Frazier, AdamINF
González, ErikINF
Hartlieb, GeoffRHP
Hayes, Ke’BryanINF
Heredia, GuillermoOF
Holland, DerekLHP
Holmes, ClayRHP
Kela, KeoneRHP
Keller, MitchRHP
Kuhl, ChadRHP
Maile, LukeC
Moran, ColinINF
Murphy, John RyanC
Musgrove, JoeRHP
Neverauskas, DovydasRHP
Newman, KevinINF
Noesí, HectorRHP
Osuna, JoséINF/OF
Polanco, GregoryOF
Reynolds, BryanOF
Riddle, JTINF
Rodríguez, RichardRHP
Stallings, JacobC
Stratton, ChrisRHP
Taillon, Jameson (IL)RHP
Tucker, ColeINF
Turley, NikLHP
Williams, TrevorRHP
Bae, Ji-HwanINF
Bolton, CodyRHP
Castro, RodolfoINF
Craig, WillINF
Cruz, OneilINF
Howard, SamLHP
Kelley, ChristianC
Kranick, MaxRHP
Martin, JasonOF
Martin, MasonINF
Marvel, JamesRHP
Mears, NickRHP
Ogle, BraedenLHP
Oliva, JaredOF
Ponce, CodyRHP
Rios, YackselRHP
Shortridge, AaronRHP
Swaggerty, TravisOF
Susac, AndrewC


With RHP Mitch Keller, SS Oneil Cruz and 3B Ke'Brayan Hayes, the Pirates have three Top 100 prospects on their 60-man roster, with Cruz on the alternate training site roster that will be in Altoona. Two other top 10 prospects in the system—RHP Cody Bolton and SS Ji-Hwan Bae—will join Cruz in Altoona. So will CF Travis Swaggerty and 1B Mason Martin.


The Pirates drafted SS/2B Nick Gonzales with the No. 7 overall pick this year and he immediately stepped in as the organization's second-best prospect and a Top 100 prospect, yet the Pirates left him off their 60-man roster. Other top 10 prospects in the system left off the roster include SS Liover Peguero and RHPs Tahnaj Thomas, Quinn Priester and Brennan Malone. They also left off OF Sammi Siani, their supplemental first-round pick in 2019.


The obvious names are all here, since Keller, Hayes and Cruz are all on the 40-man roster already, with Keller and Hayes in the picture to help in 2020 during a normal season. But the Pirates, who have a new general manager and are in the midst of a rebuild, went conservative by leaving off their lower-level prospects. Adding players like Gonzales, Peguero and their young pitching prospects would have been helpful for their development, but instead they will stay at home.

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