JaCoby Jones, CF – 3rd round pick out of LSU. Signed for slot ($612,000). Very athletic player who played center field and shortstop in his pro debut before going down for the season with a knee injury. The injury isn’t expected to limit his positional availability in the future. High upside guy/breakout candidate.
Adam Frazier, SS – 6th round pick out of Mississippi State. Signed for slot ($240,600). Can play second base and shortstop. Displayed a good hitting approach in Jamestown, with good plate patience. Lacks power. His upside is a utility player in the majors, with value from being able to play shortstop due to his average glove and average arm at the position.
Erich Weiss, 3B – 11th round pick out of Texas. Signed for $305,000, which was over slot. Struggled in his junior year in college after good hitting in his first two years. Got off to a hot start with Jamestown, but faded in August. Has good hands and an average arm. Questionable whether he can stick at third base, but the lack of internal options for the Pirates will give him plenty of opportunities. His father spent two years in the majors.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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