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The Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system is buzzing with talent, and at the forefront is Paul Skenes. With his impressive size, athleticism, and unwavering work ethic, Skenes is poised to maximize his potential and become a standout player.
Today, we are excited to reveal the top 10 prospects in the Pirates system for the upcoming 2024 season. Join Josh Norris for a live chat at 2 p.m. ET as he delves into the state of Pittsburgh’s farm 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)
No. 1 Starter: Paul Skenes (25)
No. 2 Starter: Bubba Chandler (24)
No. 3 Starter: Mitch Keller (31)
No. 4 Starter: Jared Jones (25)
No. 5 Starter: Anthony Solometo (24)
Closer: David Bednar (32)
Below, you will find the prospects who possess the most impressive tools within the organization. To directly access Pittsburgh’s Top 10 prospects, 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