For several years, I've been talking about how the Pirates could end up having the best outfield in baseball, with Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, and Gregory Polanco. This Dream Outfield™ started taking shape in 2012 with Polanco's breakout season. It really started looking like a Dream Outfield™ in 2013, when Polanco started emerging as one of the best prospects in baseball, Starling Marte started realizing his potential in the majors, and Andrew McCutchen won the MVP award.

But now, we're there. This is the outfield we imagined several years ago, and the results might be better than expected so far. Not only have the Pirates been one of the best outfields in baseball this year, they might have one of the best outfield seasons in baseball history.

Through the end of May, the Pira...

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@piratesprospects.com.