The 2018 West Virginia Power Roster is Primed For Plenty of Breakout Prospects

Lolo Sanchez leads an offensive group that is primed for a lot of breakout performances in West Virginia in 2018. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
The 2018 West Virginia Power Roster is Primed For Plenty of Breakout Prospects

Today we wrap up the early 2018 minor league roster previews with a look at the anticipated West Virginia Power roster. This is a group that feels like a classic West Virginia team under Neal Huntington. You've got a lot of young players who have shown potential, and some smaller breakouts, with the chance to continue their development in 2018 and go for a big breakout.

In a lot of ways, this group reminds me of the 2012 group, which was one of the strongest lower level teams in the system under Huntington. That group saw breakout seasons from Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Jose Osuna, and Willy Garcia. They also had Josh Bell, Elias Diaz, and Nick Kingham at the start of the year.

This group might be better, fueled with a lot of talented prep picks from the 2017 draft class, some tal...

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 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, 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 Analysis

Gajtka: There’s a Lot Riding on George Kontos … And His Go-To Pitch

Matt GajtkaMarch 23, 2018

Pirates Notebook: Cervelli is Swinging a Hot Bat; Taillon Stretches Himself Out at Pirate City

Alan SaundersMarch 22, 2018

Rule 5 Pick Jordan Milbrath Fitting In, But Will He Be Sticking Around?

Alan SaundersMarch 22, 2018

Prospect Notebook: Luis Escobar Leads a Strong Pitching Group in Bradenton

Tim WilliamsMarch 22, 2018

Saunders: Can Less Be More For Francisco Cervelli?

Alan SaundersMarch 22, 2018

Pirates Notebook: Can Trevor Williams Be a Strikeout Pitcher?

Alan SaundersMarch 21, 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