For the past several years, I’ve liked the Pirates farm system. I thought Ke’Bryan Hayes was going to be a 20-20 guy. I’ve also liked Liover Peguero and Henry Davis – a lot. Loved Endy Rodriguez. Don’t get me started on Mitch Keller. And yet, the team is terrible, and each player hasn’t lived up to what I thought they could become.
So, with some trepidation, I have to say I like their farm system – A LOT! Sure, Paul Skenes doesn’t have great spin on his fastball, but the dude throws 100 MPH. I think Bubba Chandler has the upside of a #1 starter. Termarr Johnson will hit, with a chance to hit 20 home runs. I could go on.
I think they are only a couple of years away from finally competing. Am I going to bet the farm on it? Absolutely not!
- Top Prospect: Paul Skenes
- Biggest Mover: Bubba Chandler
- Biggest Disappointment: Nick Gonzales
- Emerging Prospect: Jun-Seok Shim