Why Am I Here? Some Interesting Initial Assignments in the Pirates’ System

We all know prospect development isn't linear.  That's why, every year, we see prospects get assigned to unexpected levels, either higher or lower.  Of course, most of the time the assignments are unremarkable.  There was no question Nick Gonzales was going to Altoona or Adrian Florencio was going to Greensboro.  But let's look at some of the prospects whose assignments were higher or lower than expected, or interesting for some other reason.
Cody Bolton, RHP:  Not much drama with the Indy roster, except maybe for a couple players who aren't there.  It's good to see Bolton make it.  Before he went out for knee surgery a year ago, some reports had him slated to go back to Altoona.  Now he's missed two years, depending on how you count the 2020 alternate training facility, so ...



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