The Pittsburgh Pirates are a team that builds their core through the farm system. The starting lineup includes seven players who came up through the system, along with one player (Francisco Cervelli) who was acquired by a player who came up through the system (Justin Wilson). The rotation has two pitchers who came up through the system (Gerrit Cole and Jeff Locke), with the other three spots going to guys who have been reclamation projects in recent years. The balance there should start to change in the future, as the Pirates are starting to see their pitching depth reach the top levels of the minors, spilling over to the Majors in 2015.
Throughout the 2015 season, you can expect a lot of prospects to come up and contribute in Pittsburgh. To get an idea of who could come up, here is a l...
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