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Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

If you have ever played third base in your life -- professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball -- then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you soon to give you a look at the position in their minor league system. Or at least that's the way it seems this year.

Over the last few weeks, the Pirates have been trying several 2014 draft picks and other prospects at third base. These are guys who seemingly had no shot at playing the position prior to this year. The players include first round competitive balance pick Connor Joe, third round pick Jordan Luplow, and 26th round pick Jerrick Suiter. All three were drafted as outfielders, and specifically announced as right fielders. That led to the question on draft day: What would the Pirates do with all of these right fielders...

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