Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #17 – Adrian Sampson Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:40:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: emjayinTN Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:21:31 +0000 Tim: With the talent already in the system and this kid from the 5th Round can be considered a #17 Prospect and possibly a mid-Rotation SP, that means good things for the Pirates moving forward. I like the pitch mix especially the late breaking, downward moving curve, but you are absolutely correct, if he can get a good handle on the straight change, he may even achieve mid-Rotation or better. A K/IP guy with only 1 W for every 2.5 IP and a .207 average against – very nice for a Rookie. ZVR is another kid I want to see how he does – he will pitch all of next season as a 22 year old and probably at Hi A.