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Minor League Depth — Outfield, Part 1

Minor League Depth — Outfield, Part 1

 

Robbie Grossman will be starting at AA Altoona in 2012

Until they signed Josh Bell after the 2011 draft, the Pirates had paid almost no attention to traditional power-hitting, corner outfield prospects under their current front office. Of course, under the previous front office, they paid almost no attention to prospects at all, so it’s been a long time since they had a lot of outfield prospects. They do currently have a number of outfielders who project as potential center fielders. In fact, the team’s tendency has been to look for outfielders with center field speed. It’s generally easy to tell which outfielders the Pirates are higher on by looking to see which ones are playing the most in center, as they try to keep their best hitting prospects at the toughest positions for as long as possible.

Today, the outfielders in the upper half of the system.

Parentheses indicate that the player may not open at that level.

Indianapolis (AAA)

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