Analysis

Offensive Help From the Farm System: The Future Edition

Offensive Help From the Farm System: The Future Edition

Yesterday I wrote about the offensive help from the system that can help the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2012 season. The Pirates don't have many strong options. Jordy Mercer is the best option to help the major league team this year, and he profiles as an average major league shortstop at best. Matt Hague could also help, profiling as an average major league first baseman at best. The top prospect in Indianapolis, Starling Marte, hasn't broken out in Triple-A, and isn't close to a call-up yet. Outside of those guys, the rest of the help comes from 4-A hitters who can provide some help off the bench in the form of a .700 OPS and power.

Today I'll be looking at the players in the lower levels of the system who can help in future years. I'll only be looking at the full season leagues, s...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Analysis

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Notes: Josh Bell’s Defense Continues to be a Work in Progress

Alan SaundersAugust 23, 2016
Austin Meadows AFL 11:5 3

Austin Meadows Fully Recovered From Hamstring Injury, Learning Left Field

Brian PelozaAugust 23, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

A Look at the Pirates’ Flat Offense After a 3-1 Loss to Houston

Alan SaundersAugust 22, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

David Freese: “My priority was to play for a team that could compete to win”

Alan SaundersAugust 22, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Josh Bell, Offense Fail to Ignite as Marlins Sweep Pirates

Ed GilesAugust 21, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Neal Huntington: “We Brought Josh Bell Up to Play”

Alan SaundersAugust 21, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects