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.)
|Del Pozo, Miguel|
|Murphy, John Ryan|
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.
ADDITIONS AND SUBTRACTIONS
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.