When looking back at the 2022 season, the lockout may turn out to be a blessing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With no Rule 5 draft, the Pirates won’t have to risk losing any of the prospects they didn’t protect by adding to the 40-man roster.
One of those players they are getting an extra year of evaluation on will be 2017 second round pick Cal Mitchell.
The 23-year-old native of California has taken the gradual progression throughout the system, with stops at then Low-A West Virginia in 2018, and Bradenton (High-A at the time) in 2019.
It was an aggressive push for Mitchell who was nearly 2.5 years younger than the competition at each stop.
Mitchell’s first full season could have been considered a success, especially considering the age factor. With West Virginia, Mitchell owned...
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