Season Previews

2012 GCL Pirates Season Preview

2012 GCL Pirates Season Preview

Stetson Allie will convert to a position player this year in the GCL.

The GCL Pirates are very much about projection this year. The team is made up of a lot of international players making the jump to the US, and a lot of young draft picks. On the pitching side, the Pirates feature their usual assortment of high school pitchers with projectable arms. On the hitting side, there are a lot of potential breakout candidates. The big story this year will be Stetson Allie, who is converting to a hitting prospect, and starting his hitting career in the GCL, playing third base and serving as the designated hitter.

A lot of the prospects at this level are hard to project for the long-term, even with general projections such as a possible ceiling. There's a lot of upside, and a lot of players have the chance to be this year's Alen Hanson -- as in candidates who could be a breakout prospect in the system as early as next year. However, picking the actual breakout prospects pre-season might a...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below.

Season Previews
@http://twitter.com/timwilliamsp2

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 Season Previews

Mitch Keller was hitting 95 MPH during his first professional season.

Bristol Season Preview: Young Guns in the Rotation

John DrekerJune 23, 2015
Julio de la Cruz 2 f

GCL Pirates Preview: A Team Filled With Potential on Offense

John DrekerJune 22, 2015
West Virginia Black Bears

The West Virginia Black Bears Will Feature the Top Pirates 2015 Picks

Tim WilliamsJune 19, 2015
Mikell Granberry made the top ten list due to his offense and improved defense

DSL Pirates Season Preview: Young Guns and Strong Outfielders

John DrekerMay 29, 2015
Cole Tucker f

2015 West Virginia Power Season Preview

Tim WilliamsApril 9, 2015
MeadowsMcGuire

2015 Bradenton Marauders Season Preview

Tim WilliamsApril 9, 2015

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 © 2015 Pirates Prospects