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Top Pirates Prospects Sorted by Level, Position and Age


Here’s a look at the top prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates, broken down by level of play for the top 30, youngest hitter/pitcher at each level and the level for the top prospects at each position. The rankings are based on our recently released top 30 prospects list.

Opening Day Assignment for Top 30 Prospects

  1. Oneil Cruz – Indianapolis (Triple-A)
  2. Henry Davis- Greensboro (High-A)
  3. Roansy Contreras – Indianapolis
  4. Nick Gonzales – Altoona (Double-A)
  5. Quinn Priester – Altoona
  6. Liover Peguero – Altoona
  7. Endy Rodriguez – Greensboro
  8. Jared Jones – Greensboro
  9. Mike Burrows – Altoona
  10. Matt Fraizer – Altoona
  11. Bubba Chandler – Extended Spring Training
  12. Carmen Mlodzinski – Altoona
  13. Anthony Solometo – Extended Spring Training
  14. Lonnie White Jr – Extended Spring Training
  15. Travis Swaggerty – Indianapolis
  16. Diego Castillo – Pirates
  17. Miguel Yajure – Pirates
  18. Rodolfo Nolasco -Bradenton (Low-A)
  19. Ji-hwan Bae – Indianapolis
  20. Rodolfo Castro – Indianapolis
  21. Canaan Smith-Njigba – Indianapolis
  22. Jared Triolo – Altoona
  23. Connor Scott – Altoona
  24. Tahnaj Thomas – Altoona
  25. Kyle Nicolas – Altoona
  26. JC Flowers – Altoona
  27. Dariel Lopez – Greensboro
  28. Luis Ortiz -Altoona
  29. Cody Bolton – Indianapolis
  30. Maikol Escotto – Greensboro

By The Numbers

Indianapolis – 7

Altoona – 12

Greensboro – 5

Bradenton – 1

Extended ST – 3

Opening Day Assignments for Top Prospects at Each Position

First Team

C – Henry Davis, Greensboro

1B – Mason Martin, Indianapolis

2B – Nick Gonzales, Altoona

SS – Oneil Cruz, Indianapolis

3B – Rodolfo Castro, Indianapolis

OF – Matt Fraizer, Altoona

OF – Lonnie White Jr, Extended ST

OF – Travis Swaggerty, Indianapolis

RHP – Roansy Contreras

LHP – Anthony Solometo

Second Team

C – Endy Rodriguez, Greensboro

1B – Will Matthiessen

2B – Ji-hwan Bae

SS – Liover Peguero

3B – Jared Triolo

OF – Rodolfo Nolasco

OF – Canaan Smith-Njigba

OF – Connor Scott

RHP – Quinn Priester

LHP – Omar Cruz

Youngest Hitters/Pitchers by Affiliate


Hitter: Ji-hwan Bae 07/26/1999 (22)

Pitcher: Roansy Contreras 11/07/1999 (22)


Hitter: Liover Peguero 12/31/2000 (21)

Pitcher: Quinn Priester, 09/16/2000 (21)


Hitter: Maikol Escotto 06/04/2002 (19)

Pitcher: Jared Jones 08/06/2001 (20)


Hitter: Alexander Mojica, 08/02/2002 (19)

Pitcher: Carlos Jimenez, 07/14/2002 (19)


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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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