Last Month on Pirates Prospects

At the start of January, we switched over to a new format on Pirates Prospects, moving to weekly article drops every Tuesday. The weekly publishing schedule is meant to resemble a digital magazine, with new content each week. We also had updates throughout the week, and outside of winter league updates, we published 35 articles this month. That’s more than one per day, even though our new release schedule allows for you to read most of the articles all at once.

If you missed anything this month, below is a recap of everything we published, broken up into sections by article topics. Check back tomorrow for the next article drop!

Player Development Changes

We started the month looking at the changes to the Pirates’ player development system, looking at how the Pirates are implementing an individualized and collaborative system for the players.

The Pirates Are Implementing an Individualized and Collaborative Player Development System

Three Examples of Individual Player Development and How They Changed in the Pirates System

The Players Are Driving the Bus, But the Pirates Development Coaches Are the GPS

John Baker on Growth Mindsets and Learning Continuously, Even in the Face of Success

Organization Features

The organization-based features mostly focused on the rebuild, along with a few articles looking at some of the best Pirates Prospects by age, and by hitting skills.

Williams: Gifted and Talented

Williams: Waves Crashing Into the Pittsburgh Shores

Williams: Build

Which Pirates Prospects Displayed the Best Hitting Skills in 2021?

The Best Pirates Prospects By Age: Position Players Edition

The Best Pirates Prospects By Age: Pitchers Edition

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Promoting From Double-A to the Majors

Look Ahead at the Pirates’ 2022 System

Wilbur Miller had a four part preview of the upcoming season, previewing all of the full-season rosters in the Pirates’ farm system.

Looking Ahead at the Pirates’ 2022 System: Indianapolis Indians

Looking Ahead at the Pirates’ 2022 System: Altoona Curve

Looking Ahead at the Pirates’ 2022 System: Greensboro Grasshoppers

Looking Ahead at the Pirates’ 2022 System: Bradenton Marauders

Player Features

We had player features covering 18 different players this month, ranging from top pitching prospect Quinn Priester to the latest offseason updates on guys like Anthony Solometo and Matt Fraizer.

Quinn Priester: Fastball Command Key To Unlocking Full Potential

Marc and Jack: Jack Suwinski Has Found His Swing, Uh Oh!

Mason Martin Wants to Be a Complete Player, and the Pirates Need That at First Base

Video: Mason Martin’s Evolving Swing

Cal Mitchell Hoping to Force His Way Into the Pittsburgh Outfield

Electric Jared Jones Ahead Of The Curve In Debut Season

Carter Bins Knows What He’s Doing Behind the Plate

Cristopher Cruz Works Through Adjustments During a Rocky First Season

Oliver Mateo Featured Two of the Best Pitches in Low-A in 2021

The Forgotten Prospect: Cody Bolton Set For A 2022 Revenge Tour

Randy Romero Shows Better Results Through Consistent Play and a More Focused Approach

Prospect Notes: Wyatt Hendrie, Abrahan Gutierrez, Matt Fraizer, J.C. Flowers

Prospect Notes: Anthony Solometo, Jase Bowen, Brent Citta, Solomon Maguire


John Dreker had all of the updates on the international signings this month, with scouting reports on every player that the Pirates signed.

Pirates Agree to Deal with Their Two Biggest International Signings

Scouting Reports on All 18 Players Signed by the Pirates on Day One of the International Signing Period

Pirates Sign Taiwanese Pitcher Hung-Leng Chang

Pirates Add a Projectable Pitcher to Their 2020-21 International Signing Class

Pirates Release Four Low Level Minor League Players

Prospect Rankings

It’s Top 100 Prospect season, and two outlets already have their lists out, with the Pirates well-represented on each.

Baseball America Has Six Pirates in Their Top 100 Prospects List

Six Pirates Rank Among the Top 100 MLB Prospects for Keith Law

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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