The Pittsburgh Pirates had two Dominican Summer League teams last year and spread the talent out between both clubs. With the added affiliate in Bristol this season, the DSL Pirates2 are no more, at least short-term. That leaves you with a team that is deep in the outfield, infield and behind the plate, but not many pitchers of note.

Eliezer Ramirez signed with the Pirates last July.

A lot of players from the DSL last year moved to the States this season, including the best of the group, Michael de la Cruz. That mass exodus of players really hurt the pitching staff this year, as you will see with the lack of prospects listed below. With the one club now, that also led to eight players being cut recently, so there are about 30 fewer players at the Dominican Academy right now than ther...

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