Analysis

Prospect Trends — First Half Review, Part One

Prospect Trends — First Half Review, Part One

The minor league season is roughly at the halfway point, so it's a good time to look back at the first half to see which players surprised and which disappointed. There are going to be more of the latter than the former. To some extent, this is normal. Prospects are a game of attrition; a team starts off with a bunch of guys whom it believes have potential and they gradually fall by the wayside until--hopefully--just a few are left to make an impact in the majors. In the case of the Pirates, there's the additional factor that the pitching at the system's lower levels has been deeply disappointing so far this year. In most of its drafts under the current front office, the team placed a large percentage of its eggs in the "projectable prep pitcher" basket. At this stage, there's growing reas...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

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

Wilbur Miller joined the site in July 2010. He has long been known for his excellent Player Profiles, which he brought to the site in February 2011, combining them with the existing Pirates Prospects Player Pages. Wilbur maintains the player pages section of the site, and provides regular articles to the main portion of the site, including a weekly Prospects Trend piece, featuring the best and worst prospects from the previous week.

More in Analysis

How the Pirates’ Roster Battles Look After the Addition of Corey Dickerson

Tim WilliamsFebruary 23, 2018

Gajtka: When Given a Fighting Chance, Neal Huntington Remains Competent at His Job

Matt GajtkaFebruary 23, 2018

Neal Huntington Discusses the Dickerson Trade and the Extra Left-Handed Power for 2018

Alan SaundersFebruary 22, 2018

Pirates Notebook: Bob Nutting Discusses Clubhouse Atmosphere, Getting Back to Winning

Tim WilliamsFebruary 22, 2018

Williams: The Pirates Will Win Again, But Their Approach When They Are Winners is Out-Dated

Tim WilliamsFebruary 22, 2018

Jordan Luplow is Trying to Show That His 2017 Season Wasn’t a Fluke

Alan SaundersFebruary 22, 2018

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 © 2017 Pirates Prospects