The most encouraging thing you want to see from the Pirates farm system are breakout performers.
The prospect game is a game of attrition, which means the more options you have, the more likely it is you end up with a productive Major League player.
The Pirates need to rely on their farm system more than, say, the New York Yankees. That makes it especially important for them to develop as much talent as possible.
This week we are reviewing the first half performances on Prospect Roundtable. The other article this week looks at which prospects gave us the most concern in the first half. This one looks at which prospects made the biggest jump in our rankings.
As usual, all picks were submitted without knowledge of anyone else's picks. Ryan Palencer's picks were limited to Indiana...
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